Upcoming Events and Workshops

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Wear hiking shoes and bring a light snack and water. Children under age 16 must attend with an adult 18+. Cancelled if inclement weather. Leashed dogs generally OK; check for specifics.  Free nature walks located in Middletown, CT

Contact Beth Lapin(Beth@HealingNatureCT.com) with questions or to register


Saturday, June 9, 2018
10:00 a.m. (lasts ~1.5 hours)
Location: Ron McCutcheon Park at Crystal Lake. From Randolph Road (Route 155), turn south onto Millbrook Road. Follow Millbrook for 1.5 miles and take fifth right onto Livingston Road. After 0.2 miles, turn right into the park at Crystal Lake. Meet towards the left near the original buildings. (GPS address: 250 Livingston Road, Middletown). The hike, walk with some ups and downs, will cover forest, rock overhangs, and meadow areas in the woods west of the lake and include a discussion of Native uses of the area.

Saturday, July 7, 2018
10:00 a.m. (lasts ~1.5 hours)
Location: Middletown Nature Gardens. From Route 17, turn west on Randolph Road for about 0.3 miles. The part entrance is on the left (between Brown St and Long Hill Rd) (GPS: 1451 Randolph Rd; across the street from 1510). This 18-acre parcel contains a flat half-mile loop trail with several side spurs (which could be wet) and a majestic 200-year old sugar maple. We will become familiar with the site, use the area for reflective walking, and then share our experiences.

Saturday August 4, 2018
10:00 a.m. (lasts ~1.5 hours)
Location: Mattabesset River Trail, from Newfield Street to Tuttle Road, then right on to Tuttle Place to cul-de-sac, (GPS: 54 Tuttle Place, Middletown, near Direct Energy Solar). Using a two-mile section of the Multi-use Trail system, we will walk along the Mattabesset River.


Interview with Beth  Lapin, EcoTherapist on WESU,  aired March 26, 2014 Interview with Beth Lapin, EcoTherapist on COMCAST Local Access Channel 15, aired August 24, 2012


View a list of previous  HealingNatureCT events


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