Celebrate Trails Day Weekend with PRWC

March 15, 2017

Connecticut Trails Day Weekend will be here soon and, in celebration, the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition will lead an outing to Nonnewaug Falls on Sunday June 4 at 12:30 PM. Join PRWC for a leisurely paced nature walk along the edge of a farm field, up a moderate hill, over uneven terrain and into a well-wooded area that surrounds the beautiful and culturally significant waterfalls.

 

Participants are invited to bring their own lunch to eat at the edge of the falls while learning about the historical and modern day importance of this site. Highlights include discussion about the native tribe after which the Nonnewaug River is named. Guests will learn about the role the Nonnewaug River has in supplying a portion of the community with their drinking water as well as supporting the downstream flows of the Pomperaug River.

 

Points of interest on the hike include the large oak “Treaty Trees” (c. 1700) and the plaque dedicated to Chief Nonnewaug. Participants should bring lunch, water, wear sturdy shoes, be prepared for nuisance bugs and be aware of slippery surfaces and steep slopes near the falls.

 

Participants are encouraged to pre-register by calling 203-263-0076 or emailing outreach@pomperaug.org.

Due to limited parking at the trail head, participants should plan to meet in the parking lot of the Woodbury Senior Center located at 281 Main Street South.

 

This hike will mark the first in a series of hikes slated for this summer as part of a new “River Ramblers” program where we will invite the community to join us in exploring a variety of trails near our rivers and streams. Visit our website for announcements regarding dates and locations.

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