Talcottville/Talcott Ravine Hike
|Hike begins in Talcottville.|
|Historic iron bridge.|
On Saturday, September 29, 2018 we'll hold our sixth Talcottville/Talcott Ravine Walk. This has been a very popular Autumn event drawing from 50-70 walkers each year.
At 1 p.m. we'll meet at the parking lot of the Talcottville Congregational Church at 10 Elm Hill Road in Talcottville, for the three-mile hike to see the Talcottville Historic District, the Northern Connecticut Land Trust's Talcott Ravine, the Dobson Mills, the Hop River Rail-Trail, and the Talcottville Civil War Monument.
October is Archeology Awareness Month, so we'll describe the archeological survey at the Dobson West Mill site. The survey was done in 1980 prior to expanding I-84.
Speakers include GAIL FAHERTY from the Northern CT Land Trust, SUSAN BARLOW from the Manchester Land Trust and JON ROE, webmaster of The Tankerhoosen website.
The two hour hike is just under three miles and a short section of the trail is steep and bumpy, so please wear sturdy sneakers or shoes.
The hike is free and will be held rain or shine, but extreme weather cancels. We expect a large turnout and some of the trail is narrow, so please leave your dogs at home.
Photos by Cynthia Barlow and Jon Roe. Click for larger images.
» For a preview of the hike visit Talcott Ravine Loop Trail.
» For a description of NCLT's Talcott Ravine.
» For photos of previous hikes on our Facebook Page.
» For other upcoming activities go to Making Vernon Great MeetUp site.
||Learning about the geology.
||Civil War Monument.