YM Spring Picnic Breakfast and Hike at Macedonia Brook State Park (B2B or C3B/C)

Date and Time

Saturday, April 29, 2017


Connecticut, West of River,


Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).


Macedonia Brook State Park 159 Macedonia Brook Rd., Kent, CT Meet at the Pavilion at 9:30 am. There is a long driveway, keep going past the ranger station. This is a CT Chapter event, not specifically 20s-30s however the Young Member Chair will be attending and we are hopeful this committee will have a presence at the event. Please RSVP so that we know how much food to bring. Just send a quick email including your group size and preferred hike option. Meet at the pavilion for breakfast. Coffee, Juice, Bagels and toppings (cream cheese, peanut butter or jelly) included. After breakfast we will split into two groups to hike. Hiking boots or trail runners are required. Both hikes are very scenic and include overlooks with open views. MODERATE OPTION: a 2-3 mile leisurely paced (1.5 mph) hike to Cobble Mountain. This hike is beginner friendly but participants need to be fit enough to hike uphill on uneven terrain. Families are welcome, all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Bring 1 liter of water per person, trail snacks and an extra layer. Expect to hike for about 2 hours. Leader: Janet Ainsworth Email: Co-leader Welcome INTERMEDIATE OPTION: A moderate 4.5 mi. loop hike (1.5-2 mph) starting at the pavilion heading north. At the northern end of the park, there will be a moderately challenging ascent on the Macedonia Ridge Trail on the east side of the park. Once on the ridge, the trail becomes gently rolling until the long moderate descent at the southern end of the park. We will return to the pavilion via park road. Expect to hike for 2.5- 3 hours. Appropriate for children 10 and older who have some hiking experience. Anyone under 18 yrs must be accompanied by an adult and release form signed by legal guardian or parent. Leader: Jill Ongelia Co-leader welcome. CHALLENGING OPTION: a moderately-fast paced (2-2.5 mph) 7 mile hike along Macedonia Ridge on the blue trail. This trail covers challenging terrain including steep hills and rock scrambles. Some recent hiking experience is required. Bring 2 liters of water per person, trail snacks and an extra layer. Trekking poles are recommended. Expect to hike for 3-3.5 hours. Leaders: Alison Terjek (Young Members and Membership Chair) Email: Co-Leader Welcome

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