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


Sunday, February 3, 2019
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.

Sunday, March 3, 2019
10:00 a.m. (lasts ~1.5 hours)
Location: Long Hill Estate, park at  Snow Elementary School, 299 Wadsworth St, Middletown, CT 06457

Take Route 66, to West St (Walgreen’s and Aldi’s on the corner) and go south until it ends at Wadsworth Street. Snow School is directly in front of you, but the entrance driveway requires you to turn right (west) onto Wadsworth and go a short distance, then left into the school entrance.We will gather on the right side of the building, as you face it. (GPS: 299 Wadsworth St, Middletown, CT 06457)
NOTE: There is work being done on the West Street bridge, just after you turn from Route 66/Washington Street. If it is closed, turn right just before the bridge, follow that ~ a half mile, and take the first left, which is a very, very sharp turn to the left. You will then backtrack the half mile to West Street, where you turn right to resume your trip.

This is a mostly level loop walk through the park, with one steeper climb.

Sunday, April 7, 2019
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 (no sign; first turn avaailable), parking on left ~1 mile from River Rd/Aircraft Rd jctn (GPS: 3556 River Rd, Middletown CT 06457). 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)
Saturday, May 4, 2019
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, Middletown, CT 06457). 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.


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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