Nature walk celebrates National Trails Day

Greenwich Audubon and Land Trust will offer an extensive guided nature walk to celebrate Trails Day on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Audubon Greenwich and Greenwich Land Trust Preserves. Hikers should met at Audubon Greenwich Center parking lot off of Riversville Road. Meadow entrance to Hillside Trail.

This 3-mile hike will span a variety of habitats, including a red maple swamp, several meadows, a lake, and hillside forests. Visitors will hike some of the highest terrain in Greenwich and see an array of plants and wildlife. Greenwich Land Trust staff will point out ecological and geological features of interest.

Terrain is moderately technical with some steep and rocky sections. Bring sturdy shoes, a bottle of water, and protection for the sun and insects.

Families are welcome. Rain cancels.

Advance registration is recommended.

Visit gltrust.org.

Summer hiking tips

Warmer weather and longer days make this the perfect time to explore the outdoors and hike. Follow these tips to ensure your next adventure is both fun and safe!

Stay on established trails. Traveling off-trail and cutting switchbacks contributes to erosion.

Carry plenty of water to prevent dehydration.

Check the weather forecast before heading out as heavy precipitation can cause streams to swell which can make for dangerous crossings.

Carry bug spray and always check for ticks after coming back from a hike.

Pack out what you bring in and leave plants and natural objects as you find them. To learn more about Leave No Trace principles, take the Online Awareness Course. Visit gltrust.org.

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Greenwich Land Trust photo

Greenwich Land Trust photo

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