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“National Trails Day” Hike

June 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Celebrate National Trails Day with Great Hollow’s naturalist, John Foley, and the Candlewood Valley Regional Land Trust’s director, Bill McCann, as we “Hike the Hollow” and the neighboring Michael Ciaiola Conservation Area. Learn about the history of “the Hollow” and why it has become one of the most ecologically significant areas in both Fairfield County, CT and Putnam County, NY. We will enjoy a scenic vista overlooking northern New Fairfield, trek over a rocky ridgeline, make our way down into a hemlock ravine, break for a snack at the Tuckers Run waterfall, and finally return back to the Merritt House at Great Hollow. The hike will be challenging in some areas and feature steep uphill and downhill terrain, so wear sturdy footwear. Bring a light snack/lunch and water. We will meet in Great Hollow’s visitor’s parking area at 10am and carpool over to the Michael Ciaiola Conservation Area trailhead off of Old Stage Coach Rd. The hike should take between 2 to 3 hours. Free for members and non-members. To register, email John at .


June 1, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Great Hollow Nature Preserve
225 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States


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