Fall Hikers Schedule 2019


From:  Sally Cox, Schedule Coordinator, 203-426-9903/203-830-9032, email newtownhikers@gmail.com

Fall Start Time 9:00 AM-meet at the Edmond Town Hall lower level rear parking lot. We leave promptly at 9:10. We try to carpool as much as possible as some trail heads have limited parking. Some hikers meet us at the trailhead. Emails will be sent prior to the hike for updates or changes in location. Please check with the listed hike leader for questions. Most hikes are considered moderate (3-5 miles with some elevation). The more challenging hikes will be noted.


Sept. 7     Sally Cox – Audubon/Bent of the River, Southbury – 203-830-9032


Sept. 14    Irene Jutnas – Hammonassett, or Pleasure Beach/Stratford – 203-556-2933


Sept.  21   Linda Dunn – Pine Knob Loop – Cornwall Bridge – challenging sections- 203-207-1765


Sept. 28    Christa Troiani – Fiddlehead, Oxford – challenging – 203-751-0197


Oct. 5        Lorraine Branecky – Kettletown, trail TBD, Southbury – 203-426-2372


Oct. 12     Mark Jones – Lovers Leap ST Pk – New Milford – 203-892-9534


Oct. 19     Irene Jutnas – Sessions Woods, Burlington – 203-556-2933


Oct. 26     Jim Steck – Wonder Lake, Holmes, NY – 845-621-5559/914-806-4107


Nov. 2      Nancy Ziegler – Storm King Mtn. – Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY – challenging – 203-917-7567


Nov. 9      Sally Cox – Macricostas – Washington – beautiful vista over looking Lake Waramaug-

Nov. 16    Molly Schleis – Silver Sands Beach and ST. Pk – Milford – 203-616-5950


Nov. 23    Linda Dunn – Mianus River Gorge – Bedford, NY – 203-207-1765


Nov.30     Sally Cox – Paugaussett Trail – Rte. 34, Monroe – 203-830-9032


Dec. 7       Christa Troiani -Hidden Valley – Washington – 203-751-0297


Dec. 14     Mark Jones – Bennett’s Pond Trail – Ridgefield – 203-892-9534, hike followed by pot luck

                  Lunch at the Jones’ – more info to follow. Winter hike schedule planning also.


The Newtown Hikers is an open group welcoming anyone interested in hiking.  There is no membership fee. *Hikers participate at their own risk and are asked by the Newtown Park & Rec Department to sign a release at your first hike. Always bring water and snack or lunch. Hikers are advised to dress in layers, being mindful of the predicted weather. Rain cancels hikes. Sturdy sneakers or hiking boots are recommended for safety. Hiking poles can be useful on steep terrain. Children are welcome with an adult but should be able to keep up the group pace. Dogs are welcome on leash but some trails don’t allow dogs. Most hikes are 3-5 hours with driving time, but can vary.