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

OCTOBER NATURE WALK (all ages)
Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:00 a.m. (lasts ~3.5 hours)
Location: Mt. Higby, on Route 66, about a quarter-mile west of the junction with Higby Road (Red Dog Saloon), look for an unmarked driveway on the right (north) with an orange cone that leads to the reservoir leads to the reservoir (west of the driveway with mail box #238 Route 66, Middlefield). Follow it to the buildings and park. Bring your camera, a great area for birding and views. We will have a rare opportunity to access the Mattabesett Trail through the city’s water department lands that include Higby and Adder Reservoirs. This is a more difficult hike due to length and steepness.

NOVEMBER NATURE WALK (all ages)
Sunday, November 5, 2017
10:00 a.m. (lasts ~1.5 hours)
Location: Wadsworth State Park at the parking lot on 721 Wadsworth St, Middlefield. Educational walk on the trails of Wadsworth State Park. This is a mostly level loop walk through the park, exploring both Little and Big Falls.

DECEMBER NATURE WALK (all ages)
Sunday, December 3, 2017
10:00 a.m. (lasts ~1.5 hours)
Location: Highlawn Forest, on Route 66, 4 miles east from Interstate 91, exit 18 or 2.7 miles west from Main/Washington Street junction. Trail head to right of CT Forest and Park Association building. (GPS: 16 Meriden Rd, Rockfall, CT 06481). This 275-acre preserve, under easement to CFPA, includes plantations, forests, and swamps. Trail is primarily level and easy, with a short area of steep incline.

2018

FEBRUARY NATURE WALK (all ages)
Sunday, February 4, 2018
10:00 a.m. (lasts ~1.5 hours)
Location: River Road, meet at Harbor Park, between restaurant and boat houses (GPS: 80 Harbor Dr, Middletown, CT 06457). This is an easy hike, flat, paved, and plowed, along the Connecticut River, where we may see a bald eagle.

MARCH NATURE WALK (all ages)
Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. (lasts ~1.5 hours)
Location: Long Hill Estate, from Main/Washington St intersection, travel 1.4 miles west of Route 66/Washington St. Turn left on West Street (Walgreens is on the corner. At 0.8 miles, turn right onto Wadsworth St. Driveway to the Mansion is 0.2 mile on left (GPS: 421 Wadsworth St). This is a mostly level loop walk through the park, looking at both Little and Big Falls.

APRIL NATURE WALK (all ages)
Sunday, April 1, 2018
10:00 a.m. (lasts ~1.5 hours)
Location: Hubbard Brook Preserve, Maromas: take Route 9 or Route 154 to Aircraft Road (exit 10 from Route 9). Follow Aircraft Rd about 2.5 miles, turn right onto River Rd, parking on left ~1 mile from River Rd/Aircraft Rd jctn (GPS: 3556 River Rd). A mostly level walk, we will explore this 75-acre park protected by an easement from CL+P to CT Forest and Park Association. The Preserve offers protected habitat for plants and wildlife, with scenic vistas of the Connecticut River.

MAY NATURE WALK (all ages)
Sunday, May 6, 2018
10:00 a.m. (lasts ~1.5 hours)
Location: Guida Farm Conservation Area: from Route 17 south (towards Durham), take the first left after Dooley Pond onto Round Hill Road. After 0.5 mi, at stop sign at intersection with Coleman and Round Hill, turn right into parking lot. (GPS: 300 Round Hill Road). On modulating trails, we will explore this 100-acre area protected by the city and Middlesex Land Trust. The Preserve offers wooded areas, open fields, and small ponds.

News

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

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