Thursday, December 14, 2017
Commuter Parking Lot Rte. 2 Exit 16, Colchester, ct,
Connecticut, East of River,
A 7.5 mile rails-to-trails hike from Rte. 2 in Colchester past Norton Pond, over the River Road brownstone arch bridge built in 1887, through the Salmon River State Forest and on to the Lyman Viaduct built in 1873 with great views. There will be a snack/early lunch stop at the Viaduct and then we retrace our steps back to Rte. 2. Since this is an in and out hike, you can turn around and go back any time to make it a shorter hike. We will stop at a nearby restaurant after the hike for refreshments. Meet 9:30 AM in the commuter parking lot at Exit 16 (Rte. 149) off Rte. 2 in Colchester. Bad weather, poor trail conditions, or extreme cold cancels.