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Annual Pequonnock River Valley Hike

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 Park St & Daniels Farm Rd Trumbull CT 06611  See map

Join the Trumbull Historical Society and the Trumbull Nature & Arts Center for a guided hike of the historic and natural sites of Pequonnock Valley State Park on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 11 a.m.


The hike will begin at the Park St. commuter lot off Daniels Farm Rd. The hike will cover roughly 2.5 miles and end at Indian Ledge Park, where buses will be waiting to transport hikers back to the commuter lot. 


On the hike you will learn how the valley has been transformed throughout history. Carved from a wild torrent of glacier melt, the valley was once a bustling industrial and commercial landscape but changing transportation and economic needs has returned the valley back to its natural habitat: a thriving ecosystem for a variety of plant and wildlife. It is now become a significant part of Trumbull’s ecological, recreational and cultural community.


The hike is free, but donations are always welcome. Guide books for this trail and other walking tours in Trumbull will be available for purchase at the start of the event. 


The rain date is set for October 28th.


Park Street Commuter Parking Lot Rt. 25 exit 9


Curious about the historical ruins and/or the scenery in the Valley?


Here are a few photos scattered online for starters....


Tait's Paper Mill


http://img.geocaching.com/cache/4ecc7a4c-2e7e-42d3-847e-185adc1a4b81.jpg?rnd=0.4285221


Radcliff Woolen Mill


http://www.trumbullhistory.org/industry/radclif2.jpg


Beers Mill Station


http://www.trumbullhistory.org/transprt/tstatio2.jpg


Rock Worn Stream Eddy


http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2573/5784569428_e22458f036_z.jpg


Pequonnock Valley - Black Pool


http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/37207366.jpg


Pequonnock Valley - Ancient Riverbed


http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/73316864.jpg


Spillway


http://vizettes.com/ttc/gallery/lowerlevel-photos/spillway.jpg


 


The guide book available will have more...


 


Last Year's Hike


http://vizettes.com/ttc/historic-hike/oct23-Hike.htm


 


 

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