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2018 SPRING PICNIC BREAKFAST AND HIKE AT MACEDONIA BROOK STATE PARK

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Macedonia Brook State Park

159 Macedonia Brook Rd.

Kent, CT

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Meet at 9:30 am at Macedonia Brook State Park, 159 Macedonia Brook Road, Kent, CT. Park by the Pavilion. Take the long driveway going past the ranger station to the pavilion on your right.

Registration: This event is free for both members and nonmembers but registration is required so that we know how much food to bring.

Breakfast 9:30 - 10: 15 Coffee, Juice, Bagels and toppings (cream cheese, peanut butter or jelly) included. After breakfast, we will split into two groups to hike. Hikes begin at 10:15. Hiking boots or trail runners and a backpack are required. See additional suggestions for individual hikes. Both hikes are very scenic and include overlooks with open views.

MODERATE OPTION: a 3 -4 mile leisurely paced (1.5-2 mph) hike to Cobble Mountain or other nearby trails (TBD based on conditions) This hike is generally beginner friendly but participants need to be fit enough to hike uphill on uneven terrain. Families are welcome and all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Bring 1 liter of water per person, trail snacks and an extra layer/ light jacket in a backpack. Expect to hike for about 2 hours. For more information contact Janet Ainsworth or Peg Peterson

CHALLENGING OPTION: a moderately-fast paced (2-2.5 mph) 6 - 7 mile hike along Macedonia Ridge on the Blue Trail. This trail covers challenging terrain including steep hills and rock scrambles. A regular fitness routine and recent hiking experience on similar terrain is needed to enjoy this route. Bring 2 liters of water per person, trail snacks and an extra layer. Trekking poles are recommended. Expect to hike for 3-3.5 hours. For more information contact Alison Terjek or Jill Ongelia.

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http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/102724

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