MONROE, Conn. — The Chalk Hill Nature Trail has been selected as Monroe’s venue for a family-style hike on National Trails Day Saturday.
The trail is open to the public at no charge.
The hike starts at 10 a.m. Participants are asked to assemble at the entrance to the trail behind Chalk Hill School off Fan Hill Road. Ample parking is available.
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 the Monroe Conservation and Water Resources Commission.
GPS coordinates for the assembly point are 41.345760 and 73.235660.
National Trails Day unfolds across the United States the first weekend in June, either Saturday or Sunday. A majority of Connecticut's 169 communities take part in National Trails Day under the administration of the Connecticut Forest and Parks Association.
Advance registration for the event is suggested but not required. Contact Marven Moss at email@example.com or 203-268-2961.
Chalk Hill Middle School is at 375 Fan Hill Road, Monroe.