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Conn. Trails Day events to be held this weekend

A Connecticut Trails Day event is being held by the Bridgewater Recreation Commission.  The hike meets at the trailhead across the road from 280 Christian Street.  Participants will walking the yellow and white trails, which have several ups and downs.  Participants were encouraged to wear appropriate shoes and bring bug repellent.  The event is Saturday from 9am to 11am.

The Brookfield Conservation Commission and Brookfield Open Space Legacy is hosting an Educational Walk along the Still River Greenway.  It's part of this year’s Connecticut Trails Weekend.  The event Saturday is from 10am to 2pm.  People in attendance will be able to visit exhibits from local nature and conservation groups, including wildlife protection, tick and mosquito prevention, beekeeping, and watershed protection. 

Participants will also learn more about what the local commissions and organizations do, and how residents can help to keep the environment beautiful.  People will be able to enter the Greenway at any point and collect information from each exhibit to receive a prize when finished.

The Redding Conservation Commission and Redding Land Trust are hosting a hike at the new Mary Ann Guitar Preserve, tracing a ridge and crossing streams.  There will be a short on-road segment to hike Sandy's Trail, crossing a field and looping trails in the Stormfield N.A.   The meeting time is 9am Sunday at the main entrance to Stormfield at the bend in Fox Run Road.  

Participants are asked to wear boots and to bring water and a snack for this 3.5 mile hike, which includes a few steep spots.  No dogs are allowed and only heavy rain cancels the event.  Registration is requested to help prepare for parking.


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