Hikers Schedule for Winter 2022


 From:  Sally Cox, Schedule Coordinator, 203-830-9032, email: newtownhikers@gmail.com
 Winter Start Time: 10 am at trailhead; We no longer meet at the Edmond Town Hall parking lot. Winter hikes are generally closer in location, flatter with some hills but not steep. If conditions permit we may snowshoe. It’s advised to bring some type of tracking device for your boots as conditions can be icy in the woods. Please sign up with the listed hike leader and also please notify leader if you need to cancel.
 Jan. 15     Irene Jutnas  - Topstone Park, across from 77 Topstone Rd., Redding – 203-556-2933
 Jan. 22     Sally Cox – Fairfield Hills, Newtown – Trades Lane, L on to Keating Farms, parking lot on 203-830-9032, *we may also explore the Charlotte Violet Hubbard Sanctuary adjacent to the      Governor’s Horse Guard Property
 Jan. 29     Hugh & Carol Fullman, Larkin Trail, Rte. 188 N., Southbury; 203-463-8469
 Feb. 5       Lorraine & Greg Branecky – Huntington St. Pk., Sunset Hill Rd., Redding; 203-947-2539
 Feb. 12     Linda Dunn – Holcombe Hill Wildlife Preserve, 55 Great Hill Rd., Newtown; 203-207-1765
 Feb. 19     Christa Troiani – Johnson Farm Preserve – 37 W. Mountain Rd. #2, Washington- 203-751-0297
 Feb. 26     Nancy Ziegler – Flanders/VanVleck Nature Center – 5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury – park on R 476-206-6510
 March 5   Sally Cox – Williams Park, 185 Whisconier Rd., Brookfield – 203-830-9032; across from the Brookfield Library
 March 12  TBD
 March 19   Linda Dunn – Devil’s Den Preserve, 33 Pent Rd., Weston – 203-207-1765
 March 26   TBD
 The Newtown Hikers is sponsored by Newtown Park and Recreation. There is no membership fee
*Hikers participate at their own risk and are asked by Newtown Park & Rec. Dept. to sign a release at your first hike. Hikers are advised to bring water and a snack. Winter hikes are approximately 30-90 minutes. Rain or snow cancels hikes. Also, extreme ice or snow conditions may cancel hikes. Safety first!
Check with the leader for any concerns. Children are welcome with an adult. Dogs are welcome but must be on leash at all times. Some trails don’t allow dogs, particularly Audabons.
The Newtown Hikers is a group welcoming to anyone interested in hiking. There is no membership fee.
*Hikers participate at their own risk and are asked by the Newtown Park and Rec Department to sign a release at your first hike.  Hikers are advised to bring water and a snack. It is advised to dress in layers and be mindful of the weather. Rain cancels hikes. Sturdy sneakers or hiking boots are advised for safety. Hiking poles can be helpful on steep terrain, especially coming down hill. Children are welcome with an adult but should be able to keep up with the group pace. Dogs are welcome but must be on leash at all times. Some trails don’t allow dogs.
To the fullest extent permitted by the law, I , the undersigned participant or guardian agrees that the Town of Newtown, and all of its elected or appointed directors, officers, officials, agents, employees and members of all of its boards and commissions, and the Newtown Parks and Recreation Department,  organizers, sponsors and independent contracting staff are not liable or, responsible for, and do not assume any liability, responsibility  or obligation for any/all claims, damages, injuries,  obligations, accidental or otherwise, including claims arising out of any type of virus, bacteria, or any other microorganism that induces or is capable of inducing physical distress, illness or disease or actions or omissions by other persons, which may happen or occur upon the premises of the town of Newtown facilities.   I additionally assume all risks and hazards to such participation in Newtown Parks and Recreation Department activity’s including volunteering for any claim arising to myself /child.  Participation is at my/my child’s own risk.  These is no medical coverage.
Parent/Guardian/Self Signature________________________________________ Date______________________