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Northwest Park in Windsor


Now that we have some daylight after work, I'm going to start offering some short, after work hikes, probably mostly at Northwest Park, as that's convenient to both home and work for me.  These will be more of a walk in the woods than a serious hike.  For these spring ones, we'll only walk about an hour at a social (slow) pace, in order to insure we are back before sunset.  As we gain more daylight, we can do slightly longer times.

The walks here will cover rolling trails, and most have water views. 

Meet in the parking lot at 5:30.  With the sun setting around 7:00, we will only wait about 10 minutes for latecomers so we can get in a good walk.  Expect to be out on the trail about an hour and a half or so.

Kids and leashed dogs welcome.  I'll have my two dogs with me. 

Check back that morning to see if I have updated the plans based on weather or other factors.

If anyone is interested, pizza after at the nearby (and very good) Tunxis Grill.


I will be re-posting this walk on a regular basis weeknights, generally Tuesday or Thursday, in the coming weeks.  Hope you can join me sometime.



Note about dogs: While this is a dog-friendly hike, the dog owners need to be responsible. Park rules require leashes. If you choose to break that rule and let your dog off the leash, please be sure it is okay with the other hikers (some of whom may not be dog people) and be sure you can control your dog when off leash. Finally, please be prepared and clean up after your dog when needed.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for setting this up, Gloria. It was such a lovely night for a walk. I enjoyed meeting everyone and so glad you guys are bringing your dogs. Hooray for dogs!

    1 · April 3, 2013

    • Gloria

      If I'm the hike leader it will always be open to dogs. Good for me and good for Odin and Petey!

      April 3, 2013

  • Gloria

    nice group tonight, thanks for coming out and hope to see you on the trail again soon

    April 2, 2013

  • Stephen B.

    Fun walk. Really nice people.

    April 2, 2013

  • Todd

    sorry, got to late to get there

    April 2, 2013

  • diane


    April 2, 2013

  • Laura


    April 1, 2013

  • Carol M.

    I had a little problem finding the place last week so ended up late. My dog and I walked hoping we would connect with all of you. When we got to the parking lot later, there were no cars. I hope that I was at the right place. I will try to get there early this time. Will we be eating afterward?

    April 1, 2013

    • Gloria

      Directions to the park can be found here: http://northwestpark....­ Lang Road dead-ends at the park and we will be meeting in the parking lot right as you arrive in the park.

      April 1, 2013

    • Gloria

      Food after is up to the group. I'm in if others are.

      April 1, 2013

  • Kevin

    I'm a yes!Pending work, though what are the chances they come up to me like last time at last minute?

    March 30, 2013

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