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“Is it Spring yet?” Guided Hike of Pootatuck State Forest

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join our naturalist, John Foley, for a late winter/almost spring family-friendly hike of Pootatuck State Forest. We will look and listen for signs of spring as we make our way around a moderately easy trail loop. On the way, we’ll learn some basic tree and plant identification skills, explore a vernal pool, and finally make our way to a beautiful rocky outcrop that overlooks Squantz Pond State Park and Candlewood Lake. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear proper footwear for trail hiking. Leashed dogs are welcome. Free for members; a suggested donation of $5 per person for non-members is greatly appreciated. Please register by emailing John at gro.w1558283306olloh1558283306taerg1558283306@yelo1558283306fj1558283306.

We will meet directly at Pootatuck. Directions from Sherman: drive south on Route 37, pass Haviland Hollow Road, and then turn left on Pine Hill Road.  Travel about 1.5 miles and bear right at the fork to the trailhead parking area. From the south: drive north on Route 37 and turn right on Pine Hill Road. Go 1.5 miles and bear right at the fork to the parking area.


March 24
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center
(203) 546-7789