Birch Mountain Road To Gay City State Park

Family-friendly Hike Nature Walk

Sun. Jun 2

10:00 am


01:00 pm

3.5 miles

Open Event

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Land Heritage Coalition of Glastonbury is pleased to be offering a moderate, family friendly hike. The hike will follow the “Gay City Connector Trail” from Birch Mountain Road to Gay City State Park (approximately 3.5 miles round trip) and visit the ruins of the 18th century mill town that has slowly been reclaimed by the forest. The trail passes through a picturesque example of New England mixed hardwood forest, along wetlands, offering frequent reminders of Connecticut’s agrarian past. The stone fences, cellar holes, and old charcoal sites that dot the the trail, mixed with a little imagination, offer a picture of what Connecticut looked like more than 200 years ago.
Refreshment will be offered at the conclusion of the hike. Please, join us in celebrating this thoroughly enjoyable annual event!

Event Leader(s)

Michael Corcoran

(860) 817-2992

Rain Date

No Rain Date

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Meeting Location Details

41.716269, -72.468310

Parking is available along the righthand side of Birch Mountain Road, approximately 1/2 mile north of the junction with Hebron Avenue (Rt. 94)

Click on the red map pin for the event address.

CFPA Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail

No Dogs Permitted