Winter Hikers Schedule 2020

NEWTOWN HIKERS WINTER 2020 SCHEDULE

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

*Winter Start Time is 10:00: We meet at the Edmond Town Hall rear lower parking lot or the trail head if it’s more convenient for you. We leave Newtown promptly at 10:10. Please check with the listed hike leader for additional information. I will send out an email 2-3 days in advance of a hike with updated information and directions for those who wish to drive themselves. We do some carpooling also. Winter hikes are usually shorter (2-3 miles) and easier (less incline) than fall and spring hikes. We stay closer to the Danbury/Southbury area. Sturdy sneakers or hiking boots (best) are recommended for all hikes. Hiking poles can be helpful. For safety in the winter woods, it’s a good idea to have a traction device for your boots (Stablicers, Crampons, Microspikes, etc.).

 

Jan. 4th        Sally Cox- Fairfiled Hills (wooded trail, across road to Gov. Horse Guard property)# above

 

Jan 11         Christa Troiani -Janie Pierce Park, Southbury-203-751-0297

 

Jan. 18        Irene Jutnas- Topstone Park, Redding- 203-556-2933

 

Jan. 25        Linda Dunn- Sega Meadows, New Milford- 203-207-1765

 

Feb. 1st        Lorraine and Greg Branecky – Monroe Bike Trail (walk) – 203-426-2372

 

Feb. 8          Mark and Lorna Jones – Bennett’s Pond Tr., Ridgefield -  203-892-9534

 

Feb. 15        Sally Cox- Squantz Pond Tr.,New Fairfield- 203-830-9032

 

Feb. 22        Nancy Ziegler-Flanders/Van Vleck Farm trails, Woodbury- 203-917-7567

 

Feb. 29         Irene Jutnas – TBD – 203-556-2933

 

March 7      Linda Dunn- Holcombe Preserve, Newtown-Chili Lunch at her home- 203-207-1765

 

March 14    Karen Gillotti – Tarrywile Park/backside trail – 203-885-9976

 

March 21    Jim Steck – White Memorial-Litchfield, PI/LP loop- 845-621-5559/914-806-4107

 

March 28    TBD -Final winter season hike followed by pot luck lunch and spring hike planning

 

Newtown Hikers is a group of varied ages welcoming anyone interested in hiking. There is no membership fee. *Hikers participate at their own risk and are asked by the Newtown Park & Recreation Dept. to sign a waiver. The waiver will be available at the hike. Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Dogs are welcome if on leash at all times. Some trails don’t allow dogs. It’s advised to dress in layers and bring water and a snack. We do not stop to eat lunch during the winter. Extreme snow or ice conditions will cancel a hike. An email will be sent out by 8 am on Saturday if there is a last minute cancellation or change in location.