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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, September 7, 2019
10:00 a.m. (lasts ~1.5 hours)
Location: Spiderweed Preserve: take Saybrook Road south from Randolph Road to Dripps Road on the left (just before the auto body shop). The trail head starts in 500 feet on the left at the bend in Dripps Road (GPS address: 60 Dripps Rd, Middletown CT).

A moderate walk along the loop trail, with a few side spurs and a few steep areas. We will explore pegmatite outcrops with long-range views and follow colonial stone walls that demark old fields and roadways.

OCTOBER NATURE WALK (no young children)
Saturday, October 5, 2019
10:00 a.m. (lasts ~3.5 hours)
Location: Higby Mountain, 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 (west of the driveway with mail box #238–do NOT go up that private driveway with the mail box). Follow the road with the cone, through the gates, to the buildings.

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 moderately difficult hike due to length and steepness. Children under age 16 must attend with an adult 18+ and this hike is NOT suitable for younger children.

Sunday, November 3, 2019
10:00 a.m. (lasts ~1.5 hours)
Location: Wadsworth SP, GPS: 721 Wadsworth St, Middlefield,CT

This is a mostly level loop walk through the park, looking at both Little and Big Falls.

Sunday, December 1, 2019
10:00 a.m. (lasts ~1.5 hours)
Location: Highlawn Forest, GPS address: 16 Meriden Rd, Rockfall, CT 06481

This trip, primarily level and easy, with a short area of incline.


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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