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Hike The Chalk Hill Nature Trail In Monroe On National Trails Day

The Chalk Hill Nature Trail has been selected as Monroe’s venue for a family-style hike June 4 as part of National Trails Day
The Chalk Hill Nature Trail has been selected as Monroe’s venue for a family-style hike June 4 as part of National Trails Day Photo Credit: monroerec.org

MONROE, Conn. -- The Chalk Hill Nature Trail has been selected as Monroe’s venue for a family-style hike on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 4, beginning at 10 a.m.

The trail is open to the public at no charge.

The route covers one-third of a mile over terrain suitable for all ages. At least two old mine shafts, a landmark called Whale Rock and a variety of trees, ferns and wildflowers are on the itinerary. Monroe’s Park Ranger David Solek is the trail leader.

Co-sponsors of the hike are Monroe’s Parks and Recreation Department, Monroe Land Trust and Tree Conservancy and Monroe Conservation and Water Resources Commission.

The Chalk Hill Nature Trail is part of Trails Day, which unfolds across the United States the first weekend in June, either Saturday or Sunday, and participation statewide is heaviest in Connecticut where a majority of the state’s 169 communities take part under the administration of the Connecticut Forest and Parks Association.

Advance registration is suggested but not required. Contact Marven Moss at mmoss36@yahoo.com or call 203-268-2961. GPS coordinates for the assembly point are: 41.345760 and 73.235660.

Participants are asked to assemble at the entrance to the trail behind Chalk Hill School off Fan Hill Road. Ample parking is available.

Chalk Hill Middle School is at 375 Fan Hill Road, Monroe.

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