National Trails Day Recap
It was another successful National Trails Day here in Connecticut. The weekend of June 6th saw over 225 events take place in the state to celebrate. Our staff led three of those hikes and had a blast.
Kathy from Trailblazer Mohegan Sun met up with a group at Devil’s Hopyard State Park in East Haddam for a family friendly hike.
“Highlight of any trip to Devils Hopyard is the Chapman Falls. I loved that there were kids on the hike because it allowed us to look for fun things along the trails. We found a salamander, a huge millipede and talked about the flowers we saw along the way. Having things to look for helped keep the kids moving when they got a little tired. We talked about the principals of Leave No Trace and how to follow a blazed trail.”
Phillip from our Business Department led a group on the toughest trail at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden.
“The highlight of the trip is looking down from the initial ascent at the quarry below and realizing how far you’ve just climbed. The best part about being a hike leader is the opportunity to get out from behind my desk and get outside. Everyone should take a few minutes this summer and immerse themselves in the forests right in our backyards!”
Jack from Trailblazer New Haven led a hike at Ragged Mountain Preserve in Berlin.