Winter walk, Rocky Hill meadows

Meet Larry Lunden at Ferry Park, 313 Meadow Rd, on route 160.  A hike to our Methodist Church and Hayes parcels in the Rocky Hill Meadows.

From I-91, take exit 24, route 99, Silas Deane Hwy. Take the Silas Deane south 1.4 miles to a traffic light. Turn left onto route 160, Glastonbury Ave. It is the right hand street of the two that you see when you turn left. Proceed past the ferry landing to the gravel parking lot on the right.

Dress for the Weather and ground conditions.  Many places will be muddy. Weather and water conditions may revise or cancel. This area is used for hunting, so wear an orange vest if you have one. Call the CT Audubon Society for the latest information,[masked]-8402.  Free.

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  • Jim W.

    Friendly, intrepid people! Added a couple of photos of group. Also a photo of the Valentines Day sky, and the love birds in the tree just across the river from the eagle's nest...a short ski, long snow shoe up the river.

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Katy

    Beautiful day, knowledgeable leaders, nice people...

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • dana

    That was AWESOME!!! Larry and Jim- thanx for organizing the hike!

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Larry

    Nine very brave people come to see the Rocky Hill Meadows. The snowshoes were very effective in the 18" of cover. A few did OK in boots at the end of the line. Thanks to all who come out.

    2 · February 16, 2014

  • Florence

    it was beautiful and a sensation of freedom ! Thank you Larry:-)

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Gloria D.

    Hi,

    I don't have any snowshoes - will wait for less snow for a hike. Spring? LOL

    February 16, 2014

  • Mary

    Too much snow for me to drive tmr. Looking forward to better weather..

    February 15, 2014

  • Larry

    I would estimate the walk will be one to two hours. It depends on how strenuous it will be walking through the snow. You can turn around whenever you feel tired.
    Sneakers are a no-no. At least hiking boots would be better.
    We will have to watch if the town plows out the parking lot in time. Stay tuned.

    February 15, 2014

    • meaghan g.

      This sounds like way too deep for me and way too many people..bowing out thanks

      February 15, 2014

  • Tom

    Flu symptoms

    February 15, 2014

  • Jim W.

    3 of us skied out into the meadows this morning from Ferry Landing...perfect. Most of the time, we skied on top of the crust. Snow shoes will break the crust, but do great. Hiking boots might find snow a little deep. Parking lot is well plowed; road has truck ruts for 3/4 mile to a stuck truck. Couple inches of powder + sunshine should be pristine, sparkling conditions.

    February 15, 2014

  • Nir

    Is it possible to do the walk in Sneakers ? Or is it a complete "no-no" ???

    February 15, 2014

  • Anne H.

    How long do you expect the hike to take? Uphill?

    February 15, 2014

  • Larry

    It is unlikely that the town will be plowing the roads very soon after the snow. I will have my snowshoes. Those with boots can walk at the end after the others pack down the snow.

    February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Let us know if we can just wear hiking boots. Dont own any snowshoes or skis yet!

    February 15, 2014

  • Jim W.

    I'm going to try to see if the road in the meadows has been plowed, or if the snow mobilers have blazed a trail...but either snow shoes or skis will work. Larry's the snow shoe guy. I'll bring my skis. There's enough room for a wonderful ski. In both cases the more trail breakers the better!

    February 14, 2014

  • Larry

    The roads in the meadows are maintained by the town. They are dirt roads with crushed pavement surface. They also flood over when the river is high. No flooding is predicted for this weekend.

    February 14, 2014

  • Larry

    The weather looks good for the walk. Hopefully the snow on the town roads will be plowed. If not then skis or snowshoes will be the best options. We will have to check as the time draws nearer.

    February 13, 2014

    • Sheila S.

      The walk will be on town roads, is that right?

      February 13, 2014

  • Sheila S.

    larry, do you recommend using snowshoes or xc skiis for this walk?

    February 13, 2014

  • Dennis T

    Any chance that this new snow may cancel this event?

    February 13, 2014

  • Larry

    Well behaved dogs are welcome. As far as off leash, there will be many people there who may not be comfortable with that. Use your best judgement when you get there.

    No, no plans for lunch afterwards. Since this is publicized far and wide I have no idea of how many may show up.

    February 10, 2014

  • meaghan g.

    Are we going somewhere after for a bite to eat such as pizza perhaps ?? I'd be interested but if we do we should have tables reserved wherever the destination ..." Food for thought " lol :)

    February 10, 2014

  • susan

    Is this hike off-leash friendly for a well-behaved Labrador retriever? Thanks!

    February 10, 2014

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