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Leaf-Peeping Saturday

You don't have to drive into the country to capture beautiful fall images.  The MDC reservoirs just outside West Hartford Center offer lots of opportunities for fall photography.  There are miles of wooded paths and trails, and human-made structures for contrast against nature, and large pond-like reservoirs perfect for capturing reflections of colorful trees.  The Farmington Avenue portion of MDC contains 4 reservoirs, and one pond in between them.  Plenty of photo opportunities.  If you are more ambitious and have the time, you can take a short drive over to MDC's Reservoir #6, off Albany Ave in West Hartford (by Bishop's Corner).

If anyone would like to bring their four-legged friend(s) with them, please do so.  MDC permits pets on leashes and a cleanup after the pets (if necessary).  (Sorry for short notice about pets, I just thought of that.)

We will meet at around 1:30 pm in the parking lot.  I will wait in the parking lot until 1:40, until everyone has arrived.  If you may be late, please indicate so on the discussion board.  I (Kathy) will be able to read the message from my iPhone at the Res. 

Last minute attendees (and their photos) and guests are welcome.

For more information about the MDC Reservoirs and trails, check out:

For a map of the trails and MDC property, check out:

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  • Bill

    I'm seeing a lot of good colors while driving.Tomorrow (Sat) should be good at West Hartford & Farmington reservoirs.

    1 · October 18, 2013

  • rosie

    The 20th does not work for me sorry I will have to bow out

    October 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Need to switch to the 20th. Thanks!

    September 22, 2013

    • Kathy W.

      Steve, the switch has been noted. Thanks for letting me know.

      September 22, 2013

    • Edward S.

      I'm sorry I still don't understand, will this meetup be held on Saturday or on Sunday??? Thanks

      September 26, 2013

  • Kathy W.

    I have not forgotten about this event. I have been busy with job applications & resume writing. Good idea to stay close to our "Newington" home, for those who do not want to travel far. Maybe 2 different dates, with 2 different sites: Saturday for the Farmington and West Hartford area, Sunday to cover the often-forgotten rolling hillsides of eastern CT.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Lance J.

    Any chance this can be moved to Sunday the 20th? I'm already triple booked on the 19th...

    1 · September 8, 2013

    • Lance J.

      Fair enough

      September 8, 2013

    • Dot

      I think the 20th is better for me, too - the ShutterBuds meetup group is doing a trip to the NW corner of CT on the 19th - maybe we could combine meetups and make it easy! ;)

      September 8, 2013

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