Past Events

Tuesday Trek: Jewett Preserve/Johnston Preserve

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Wendolyn Hill
Date: Tue May 4, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Pleasant Valley Preserve, Cemetery Entrance, Mt. Archer Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Kristina White
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Jewett Preserve/Johnston Preserve. Meet at the cemetery parking lot for Jewett on Mt. Archer Rd. Hike the red trail then head into Johnston to the highest Point in Lyme and then back through Jewett.  3.5 – 4  miles

Contact: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Jewett Preserve/Johnston Preserve. Meet at the cemetery parking lot for Jewett on Mt. Archer Rd. Hike the red trail then head into Johnston to the highest Point in Lyme and then back through Jewett.  3.5 – 4  miles

Contact: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Walk with Joe Standart, Photographer–Imagining Lyme-Space Available

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Joe Standart
Date: Sat May 1, 2021
Time: 8:30-10:30 am
Place: Banningwood Preserve, Town St., Lyme CT
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

You are invited to a walk guided by photographer Joe Standart, to experience the feeling of depth in images. As we explore, Joe will give insight into his creative process for expressing an artistic vision in photography. Joe is an internationally recognized award-winning photographer and a Lyme Land Trust board member.

The walk is part of the Lyme Land Trust amateur photography program: Imagining Lyme – A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves, which encourages people to expand their visual awareness while highlighting the beauty of Lyme Preserves through photographs. Participants will be provided with short, simple non-technical photo-taking tips from Joe Standart. The deadline for submission of photos about “Depth” is June 19, 2021. Three photos of distinction will be chosen.

Reservations are required. Space is limited to 10 people including the leader. Please be safe- wear a mask when meeting in the parking lot. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

To reserve, a space on the walk, email: education@lymelandtrust.org


 

You are invited to a walk guided by photographer Joe Standart, to experience the feeling of depth in images. As we explore, Joe will give insight into his creative process for expressing an artistic vision in photography. Joe is an internationally recognized award-winning photographer and a Lyme Land Trust board member.

The walk is part of the Lyme Land Trust amateur photography program: Imagining Lyme – A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves, which encourages people to expand their visual awareness while highlighting the beauty of Lyme Preserves through photographs. Participants will be provided with short, simple non-technical photo-taking tips from Joe Standart. The deadline for submission of photos about “Depth” is June 19, 2021. Three photos of distinction will be chosen.

Reservations are required. Space is limited to 10 people including the leader. Please be safe- wear a mask when meeting in the parking lot. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

To reserve, a space on the walk, email: education@lymelandtrust.org


Tuesday Trek: Pleasant Valley Preserve

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Date: Tue April 27, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Pleasant Valley Preserve, McIntosh Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Sue Cope
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Pleasant Valley Preserve. Meet at McIntosh Rd. Parking lot.

To reserve a space: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Pleasant Valley Preserve. Meet at McIntosh Rd. Parking lot.

To reserve a space: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Reading the Landscape – Talk and Walk with Anthony Irving

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Date: Sat April 24, 2021
Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Place: Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve, Brush Hill Road, Lyme
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
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The walk is full. Send an email to be put on the waiting list. Anthony Irving, a well-known forest ecologist, will lead a Talk and Walk at the Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve. He will point out examples of glacial forces that influenced the historical uses of the land and how they continue to shape the forest ecology we see today. He will also talk about the importance of vernal pools. Anthony is a Lyme Land Trust board member and chairman of the Eightmile River Wild and Scenic Committee.

The walk is family-friendly and will take about 2 hours.

Space is limited and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Registration required: education@lymelandtrust.org


 

The walk is full. Send an email to be put on the waiting list. Anthony Irving, a well-known forest ecologist, will lead a Talk and Walk at the Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve. He will point out examples of glacial forces that influenced the historical uses of the land and how they continue to shape the forest ecology we see today. He will also talk about the importance of vernal pools. Anthony is a Lyme Land Trust board member and chairman of the Eightmile River Wild and Scenic Committee.

The walk is family-friendly and will take about 2 hours.

Space is limited and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Registration required: education@lymelandtrust.org


Tuesday Trek: Griswold Point, Old Lyme

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Photo: Wendolyn Hill
Date: Tue April 20, 2021
Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Place: Griswold Point, Old Lyme, CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Wendy Hill
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Walk to Griswold Point, Old Lyme, Meet at the White Sands Beach Parking Lot, Seaside Lane. We will walk along the beach to the point of this Nature Conservancy Property, which is only passable at low tide. About 2.5 miles. Bring your binoculars.

Wendy Hill–Reserve a spot: openspace@townlyme.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Walk to Griswold Point, Old Lyme, Meet at the White Sands Beach Parking Lot, Seaside Lane. We will walk along the beach to the point of this Nature Conservancy Property, which is only passable at low tide. About 2.5 miles. Bring your binoculars.

Wendy Hill–Reserve a spot: openspace@townlyme.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Lyme Pollinator Pathway Kick-off Part Two!–Presentation by Filmmaker Catherine Zimmerman

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Date: Mon April 19, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Zoom Presentation
Contact Email: Lymepollinator@gmail.com
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Join us for part two of an Earth Day kick-off of Lyme Pollinator Pathway! We will bring you an inspiring live zoom presentation with producer/director Catherine Zimmerman to celebrate the launch. For two years, she and her film crew traveled around the country to create Hometown Habitat – Stories of Bringing Nature Home. They filmed inspiring stories of community commitment to protect the landscape and habitat of pollinators. Zimmerman shares these success stories and works in-progress that re-awaken and re-define our relationship with nature. The message will inspire you – all of us have the power to support habitat for wildlife and bring natural beauty to our patch of the Earth.

During the weekend before Catherine’s presentation, we have provided you with the opportunity to watch the movie Hometown Habitat-Stories of Bringing Nature Home, It is accessible at any time for free streaming from Friday, April 16 to Sunday, April 18, 2021. The movie is not available to watch online at other times. For more information on the movie streaming.

Sue Cope will moderate the April 19 program and explain the Lyme Pollinator Pathway effort. Lyme Pollinator Pathway was established on February 4, 2021.  As part of a national effort, Lyme Pollinator Pathway aims to help Lyme neighbors and friends create and connect pollinator-friendly habitats with food sources for bees, butterflies, birds, and other pollinators. We wish to encourage as many people as possible to plant patches, big or small, of native pollinator-friendly vegetation. If we can grow enough patches, they will connect like stepping stones to create a pollinator pathway of nutrition and protection. Even the smallest patch can create a sense of satisfaction for your participation in this vital community project.

Register for one or both of the events: Lymepollinator@gmail.com.  In the email let us know if you are registering for the 1) Hometown Habitat movie, 2) the Zimmerman presentation, or both. You will be sent a link a few days before the programs.

Lyme Pollinator Pathway (LPP) is an initiative of the Lyme SustainableCT Committee, which is appointed by the Lyme Board of Selectmen. Sponsors of the event are LPP,  the Lyme Land Trust, the Lyme Garden Club, the Lyme Public Library (LPL), and the Friends of the LPL. The programs are funded by the Lyme Land Trust through a gift from the Pleasant Valley Association.


 

Join us for part two of an Earth Day kick-off of Lyme Pollinator Pathway! We will bring you an inspiring live zoom presentation with producer/director Catherine Zimmerman to celebrate the launch. For two years, she and her film crew traveled around the country to create Hometown Habitat – Stories of Bringing Nature Home. They filmed inspiring stories of community commitment to protect the landscape and habitat of pollinators. Zimmerman shares these success stories and works in-progress that re-awaken and re-define our relationship with nature. The message will inspire you – all of us have the power to support habitat for wildlife and bring natural beauty to our patch of the Earth.

During the weekend before Catherine’s presentation, we have provided you with the opportunity to watch the movie Hometown Habitat-Stories of Bringing Nature Home, It is accessible at any time for free streaming from Friday, April 16 to Sunday, April 18, 2021. The movie is not available to watch online at other times. For more information on the movie streaming.

Sue Cope will moderate the April 19 program and explain the Lyme Pollinator Pathway effort. Lyme Pollinator Pathway was established on February 4, 2021.  As part of a national effort, Lyme Pollinator Pathway aims to help Lyme neighbors and friends create and connect pollinator-friendly habitats with food sources for bees, butterflies, birds, and other pollinators. We wish to encourage as many people as possible to plant patches, big or small, of native pollinator-friendly vegetation. If we can grow enough patches, they will connect like stepping stones to create a pollinator pathway of nutrition and protection. Even the smallest patch can create a sense of satisfaction for your participation in this vital community project.

Register for one or both of the events: Lymepollinator@gmail.com.  In the email let us know if you are registering for the 1) Hometown Habitat movie, 2) the Zimmerman presentation, or both. You will be sent a link a few days before the programs.

Lyme Pollinator Pathway (LPP) is an initiative of the Lyme SustainableCT Committee, which is appointed by the Lyme Board of Selectmen. Sponsors of the event are LPP,  the Lyme Land Trust, the Lyme Garden Club, the Lyme Public Library (LPL), and the Friends of the LPL. The programs are funded by the Lyme Land Trust through a gift from the Pleasant Valley Association.


Lyme Pollinator Pathway Kick-off Part One! Hometown Habitat-Stories of Bringing Nature Home

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Date: Fri April 16, 2021 thru Sun April 18, 2021
Time: anytime
Place: Free online streaming
Contact Email: Lymepollinator@gmail.com
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

To Kick-off Lyme Pollinator Pathway and in honor of Earth Day 2021, you are invited to watch a free streaming of the inspiring movie Hometown Habitat – Stories of Bringing Nature Home, at your leisure. Participants can access and re-access the film throughout the three days from Friday, April 16 through Sunday, April 18. Through its profile of 7 hometown habitat heroes, this 90 minutes film shows how we can save our vital pollinators, such as bees, birds, and others. The narrative thread of this 8-part documentary is provided by renowned entomologist Douglas Tallamy, Ph.D. whose research, books, and lectures about increasing the use of native plants in landscaping, and other actions, provide solutions for habitat and species loss. Tallamy challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else.

For the official launch of Lyme Pollinator Pathway, we are offering a very special Earth Day program in two parts. A showing of the very Hometown Habitat movie and an in-person interview with the producer/director Catherine Zimmerman. For more about the Zimmerman Presentation.

Register for one or both of the events: LymePollinator@gmail.com. In the email let us know if you are registering for the 1) Hometime Habitat movie, 2) the Zimmerman presentation, or both. You will be sent a link a few days before the programs.

Watch a trailer of the movie

For more about the movie project

Lyme Pollinator Pathway was established February 4, 2021.  As part of a national effort, Lyme Pollinator Pathway aims to help Lyme neighbors and friends create and connect pollinator-friendly habitats with food sources for bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators.

Lyme Pollinator Pathway (LPP) is an initiative of the Lyme SustainableCT Committee, which is appointed by the Lyme Board of Selectmen. Sponsors of the event are LPP,  the Lyme Land Trust, the Lyme Garden Club, and the Lyme Public Library (LPL), and the Friends of the LPL. The programs are funded by the Lyme Land Trust through a gift from the Pleasant Valley Association.

 


 

To Kick-off Lyme Pollinator Pathway and in honor of Earth Day 2021, you are invited to watch a free streaming of the inspiring movie Hometown Habitat – Stories of Bringing Nature Home, at your leisure. Participants can access and re-access the film throughout the three days from Friday, April 16 through Sunday, April 18. Through its profile of 7 hometown habitat heroes, this 90 minutes film shows how we can save our vital pollinators, such as bees, birds, and others. The narrative thread of this 8-part documentary is provided by renowned entomologist Douglas Tallamy, Ph.D. whose research, books, and lectures about increasing the use of native plants in landscaping, and other actions, provide solutions for habitat and species loss. Tallamy challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else.

For the official launch of Lyme Pollinator Pathway, we are offering a very special Earth Day program in two parts. A showing of the very Hometown Habitat movie and an in-person interview with the producer/director Catherine Zimmerman. For more about the Zimmerman Presentation.

Register for one or both of the events: LymePollinator@gmail.com. In the email let us know if you are registering for the 1) Hometime Habitat movie, 2) the Zimmerman presentation, or both. You will be sent a link a few days before the programs.

Watch a trailer of the movie

For more about the movie project

Lyme Pollinator Pathway was established February 4, 2021.  As part of a national effort, Lyme Pollinator Pathway aims to help Lyme neighbors and friends create and connect pollinator-friendly habitats with food sources for bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators.

Lyme Pollinator Pathway (LPP) is an initiative of the Lyme SustainableCT Committee, which is appointed by the Lyme Board of Selectmen. Sponsors of the event are LPP,  the Lyme Land Trust, the Lyme Garden Club, and the Lyme Public Library (LPL), and the Friends of the LPL. The programs are funded by the Lyme Land Trust through a gift from the Pleasant Valley Association.

 


The Joy of Spring Forest Bathing Walk

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Date: Sat April 17, 2021
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Place: Ravine Trail, Mitchell Hill Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: regan@awakentheforestwithin.com
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Awaken your senses on a forest bathing walk along a cattail marsh, flowing stream, and mature forest as we gently ascend to an overlook. Invitations to engage with nature will be offered along the way.

The walk concludes with a wild-foraged tea.

The group is limited to 6 participants. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Please wear a mask to the parking lot meet-up.
Parking: Along the Mitchell Hill Road entrance. Look for the preserve sign on the west side of the road.

$32.00 per person. Registration required. Lyme Land Trust members receive 15% off with the discount code LLT15.

To register, click here. 

Regan Stacy is the founder of Awaken the Forest Within, an organization that offers forest bathing walks. Forest bathing is a supportive practice that invites us to slow down, open our senses, and engage with nature and ourselves as we take in the restorative health benefits of being in the forest. These benefits include lowered stress, blood pressure, and heart rate, increased creativity and focus, and a boost to our immune system. Leave calm and refreshed for the day ahead.


Awaken your senses on a forest bathing walk along a cattail marsh, flowing stream, and mature forest as we gently ascend to an overlook. Invitations to engage with nature will be offered along the way.

The walk concludes with a wild-foraged tea.

The group is limited to 6 participants. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Please wear a mask to the parking lot meet-up.
Parking: Along the Mitchell Hill Road entrance. Look for the preserve sign on the west side of the road.

$32.00 per person. Registration required. Lyme Land Trust members receive 15% off with the discount code LLT15.

To register, click here. 

Regan Stacy is the founder of Awaken the Forest Within, an organization that offers forest bathing walks. Forest bathing is a supportive practice that invites us to slow down, open our senses, and engage with nature and ourselves as we take in the restorative health benefits of being in the forest. These benefits include lowered stress, blood pressure, and heart rate, increased creativity and focus, and a boost to our immune system. Leave calm and refreshed for the day ahead.


It’s All About Astronomy

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Date: Thu April 15, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Zoom presentation
Contact Email: alan.sheiness@icloud.com
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Do you love to gaze at the stars on a cloudless night? If so, please join us via Zoom for an introduction to astronomy, hosted by local enthusiasts Alan Sheiness and Scott Mallory. Besides sharing some beautiful personal astrophotographs, they will talk about the fascinating astronomical events that can be observed from our dark skies in Lyme.

And most importantly, Scott and Alan will introduce the idea of making astronomy an ongoing activity of the Lyme Land Trust. The dark skies of Lyme is as much a treasure as the forests, the trails within those forests, the rivers and waterways, and everything else that makes Lyme and the region so special. So let’s take advantage!

To register for the program, email alan.sheiness@icloud.com
You will be sent a link a few days before the Zoom event.

To learn more, please read Astronomy and Our Dark Skies, By Alan Sheiness and view the video below.

Alan Sheiness is a ten-year resident of Lyme, CT, and Treasurer of The Lyme Land Trust. Alan is a promoter of dark skies and is interested in establishing a new Astronomy project in Lyme as an activity of Lyme Land Trust.

Scott Mallory is a three-year resident of Lyme, CT. Scott has a passion for astronomy, and that passion became an earnest hobby under the dark skies of Lyme. Contact: scott.mallory@gmail.com


 

Do you love to gaze at the stars on a cloudless night? If so, please join us via Zoom for an introduction to astronomy, hosted by local enthusiasts Alan Sheiness and Scott Mallory. Besides sharing some beautiful personal astrophotographs, they will talk about the fascinating astronomical events that can be observed from our dark skies in Lyme.

And most importantly, Scott and Alan will introduce the idea of making astronomy an ongoing activity of the Lyme Land Trust. The dark skies of Lyme is as much a treasure as the forests, the trails within those forests, the rivers and waterways, and everything else that makes Lyme and the region so special. So let’s take advantage!

To register for the program, email alan.sheiness@icloud.com
You will be sent a link a few days before the Zoom event.

To learn more, please read Astronomy and Our Dark Skies, By Alan Sheiness and view the video below.

Alan Sheiness is a ten-year resident of Lyme, CT, and Treasurer of The Lyme Land Trust. Alan is a promoter of dark skies and is interested in establishing a new Astronomy project in Lyme as an activity of Lyme Land Trust.

Scott Mallory is a three-year resident of Lyme, CT. Scott has a passion for astronomy, and that passion became an earnest hobby under the dark skies of Lyme. Contact: scott.mallory@gmail.com


Tuesday Trek: Johnston Preserve

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Photo: Wendolyn Hill
Date: Tue April 13, 2021
Time: 9:30-11:30 am
Place: Johnston Preserve, Rte. 82, Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Wendy Hill
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Johnston Preserve (River to Ridgetop North). Meet at the Johnston Preserve parking lot on Rte 82. We will walk an approximately 3-mile loop past the highest point in Lyme, and along the white trail with beautiful overlooks.

Wendy Hill–Reserve a spot: openspace@townlyme.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Johnston Preserve (River to Ridgetop North). Meet at the Johnston Preserve parking lot on Rte 82. We will walk an approximately 3-mile loop past the highest point in Lyme, and along the white trail with beautiful overlooks.

Wendy Hill–Reserve a spot: openspace@townlyme.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.