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Hike The Hollow for National Trails Day - Great Hollow Nature Preserve

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sat, 06/05/2021
Join Great Hollow’s naturalist John Foley and Candlewood Valley Regional Land Trust director Bill McCann for a special guided tour through Great Hollow Nature Preserve and the neighboring Michael Ciaiola Conservation Area, as we celebrate National Trails Day. We’ll first pay a visit to Great Hollow’s resident birds of prey and then trek through fields and forests along the Red Trail while making our way up to the Tucker’s Run waterfall. There we’ll take a short snack break and learn about the history of the “Hollow,” and why it has become one of the area’s most ecologically significant protected areas. Afterward, we’ll continue our hike through a hemlock forest along our Orange and Yellow Trails while learning some basic tree identification tips and searching for migrant birds (bring binoculars if you own a pair). The hike will be moderately challenging in some areas and feature both steep uphill and downhill terrain, so wear sturdy footwear. The hike will likely last around two hours. Please meet in Great Hollow’s visitor parking area by the main entrance at 10 am.

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Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to join. Attendance will be capped to allow for social distancing, so please register in advance by emailing John at jfoley@greathollow.org.

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225 State Route 37
New Fairfield, CT, 06812
United States


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10 am -12 pm