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Great Hollow Nature Preserve

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225 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States

September 2020

Sunset Painting & Photography

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Great Hollow Nature Preserve, 225 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States

With its diverse landscape that includes mountains, rolling hills, meadows, forests, streams, and historical buildings, Great hollow is a popular destination for plein-air painters and nature photographers. But few have experienced Great Hollow in the changing light of the late afternoon and early evening. Join accomplished artist and teacher, Sharon Nakazato, from Friends of the Great Swamp as she leads us on an evening of inspiration and art that is all about capturing the beauty of nature at sunset. Artists…

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October 2020

Harvest Moon Hike

October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Hollow Nature Preserve, 225 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States

Enjoy a moonlit, naturalist-guided hike at Great Hollow while learning what this month’s “Harvest Moon” is all about. We’ll also look and listen for owls and other nocturnal animals as we trek up to the Tucker's Run waterfall. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring a flashlight or headlamp (make sure the batteries work beforehand). The hike is weather-dependent. Appropriate for children ages 8 and up. Please, no dogs. Free for members; a suggested donation of $5/person for non members is…

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Fall Foliage Hike

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Great Hollow Nature Preserve, 225 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States

Come enjoy the fall foliage with us as we explore the northern portions of Great Hollow and the scenic overlook in the neighboring Michael Ciaiola Conservation Area. Our hike will begin at the trail-head for Great Hollow’s purple trail off of Hardscrabble Road and traverse through second-growth forest and thickets of mountain laurel. We’ll then finish at an overlook that provides beautiful views of Great Hollow in fall foliage. The hike will last about an hour and a half and…

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