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Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center

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225 State Route 37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States

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June 2017

Eco-Discovery Camp

June 26 @ 8:30 am - August 25 @ 3:30 pm
Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center, 225 State Route 37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States
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Sign your child up for summer fun at Great Hollow before space is gone! Our new day camp program offers children ages 4-12 the opportunity to forge lasting connections with the natural world on our 825-acre preserve in New Fairfield. Your child will spend the day outdoors, exploring Great Hollow’s creeks, forests, meadows, and trails, learning about the critters that make this special place their home. Each full-day session includes science-based environmental education, activities, games, hikes, and daily time for…

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July 2017

Outdoor Yoga, Now Every Sunday All Summer Long

July 2 @ 9:30 am - September 10 @ 11:00 am
Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center, 225 State Route 37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States
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We have moved our outdoor yoga classes from Saturdays to Sundays for the remainder of the summer. We are also welcoming our new instructor, Beverly Steiger, who is the co-owner of Holy Yoga in New Fairfield. Beverly is a 500-hour Master Holy Yoga Instructor and holds numerous additional yoga certifications. Join Beverly on Great Hollow's expansive deck for Vinyassa Flow style classes while taking in the beautiful scenery of our nature preserve.  Please email Beverly at *protected email* each week to…

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August 2017

Guided Paddle of the Great Swamp **Postponed**

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center, 225 State Route 37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States
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**Postponed until further notice due to low water levels in the Great Swamp**   In appreciation of their support, members are invited to join Great Hollow staff for a very special guided tour of The Great Swamp in neighboring Patterson, NY on Aug. 26th. The Great Swamp is a regionally significant wetland that is home to a wide diversity of plant and animal life, including threatened and endangered species. During our paddle, we are likely to see herons, kingfishers, painted…

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Guided Hike at Stone Church and Roger Perry Preserve

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center, 225 State Route 37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States
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Great Hollow and the Naromi Land Trust are teaming up to lead a guided hike at Dover Stone Chruch and the Roger Perry Preserve in Dover Plains, NY. Stone Church is a steep ravine that ends at an extraordinary cave formation shaped like a church. It features a stunning 30 foot waterfall. Roger Perry Preserve features limestone ridges and bedrock outcrops surrounded by red cedar forest. The eroding limestone creates wetland fens that provide habitat for a unique community of…

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September 2017

Astronomy Night

September 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center, 225 State Route 37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States
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Join us on September 9th for an astronomy event that will be out of this world! The Litchfield Hills Amateur Astonomy Club will be here to teach us "how the sky works" and then take us out for some stargazing with their high-power telescopes. Ever look at the sky and wonder why the stars rise in the East and set in the West?  For that matter, why does the Sun rise in the East?  Why not the North or the…

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Jazz Night on the Patio

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center, 225 State Route 37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States
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Enjoy an intimate night at Great Hollow with live jazz performed by the BnB Jazz Trio, along with complimentary wine and cheese, and s’mores roasted over the fire. The BnB Jazz Trio is a modern working jazz group based out of the Hudson Valley that covers standards by many greats, such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, and Thelonious Monk. Tickets are a suggested donation of $20 per person. All proceeds go towards furthering Great Hollow's mission to protect…

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