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New Haven Hikers' Westwoods Walk

Hi folks! Let's be the judge of this year's fall foliage, as we take a good long walk in great company. This hiking loop is manageable for the average person, but will take a solid two hours.

WHEN AND WHERE: This Meetup will take place at West Woods Trails, which is a Guilford Land Trust preserve in Guilford, CT. Westwoods has many entrances, but we meet at the Sam Hill Road parking area.

As usual, plan to arrive five minutes early. We will meet at 9:55 or 10:00 and begin hiking at five after.

DIRECTIONS: For this hike, we will meet at the Sam Hill Road entrance. From I-95 exit 57. Go east on Route 1 approximately one and a quarter mile. At the second stop light make a right hand turn onto River Street. When the road ends, turn right onto Route 146 (Water Street). Travel a little over a mile, and make a right hand turn onto Sam Hill Road just before the railroad bridge. The trail entrance with parking is immediately on your left.

If you know the area, you can also come the other way from Stony Creek-- drive East on 146, and Sam Hill Road is dead ahead after you go under the railroad bridge at the 90 degree turn by the marsh in Guilford.

$1-2 DONATION: Donations cover the annual cost of the website, ensuring that the group page remains active year-round. Please note that members who arrive without donations for any reason have always been welcomed with warmth and without question.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time hiking and talking with everyone - Thanks!

    November 3, 2013

  • Dana

    Had a great time! Thanks Sarah!!

    November 3, 2013

  • Rosalie

    Phenomenal day with an awesome group!

    November 3, 2013

  • Rosalie

    What an awesome hike with a super group of fellow nature lovers!

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • Jason

    Loads of fun

    November 3, 2013

  • Sarath

    Had a great time! Thanks!!!

    November 3, 2013

  • Rob

    Sorry to miss this one. Westwoods is my favorite. Next time.

    November 3, 2013

  • Jason

    Don't forget clocks get changed tonight. Is this rain or shine.

    November 2, 2013

  • Maureen

    sorry to miss this hike…i love west woods!!! something came up….hope to meet you all next time!

    November 2, 2013

  • Jane Arnold C.

    Hate to miss this, but can't pass up grandbaby time...Enjoy!

    November 1, 2013

  • ann m.

    hi all, sorry but plans have changed cant make it after all, happy trails to all have a great hike catch you later

    October 31, 2013

  • Dana

    Looking forward to seeing some familar faces, and some new ones :)

    October 31, 2013

  • Leida A.

    what is the level of difficulty for this hike

    October 31, 2013

    • Jason

      I believe this hike is average. Like I said I will bring my bag to carry anyone's gear. And if it is real valuable then I will show you guys how fast I can really hike.

      October 31, 2013

  • Gina

    Hi Sarah, I was planning to go on Saturday and have another hike on Sunday. Hope to get to the next one. Hope all have a great hike.

    October 30, 2013

  • Marianne D.

    If I don't go to New Canaan I would love to join in!!

    October 30, 2013

  • Lindsey

    Still wondering if dogs are permitted on this hike???

    October 30, 2013

  • Bill

    Can't do the changed date. Milford Photography meetup that day.

    October 29, 2013

    • Sarah

      Bill, My apologies for the inconvenience; I had to change the day of the hike for personal reasons. If you cannot make it, we look forward to hiking with you another time soon! Enjoy your weekend, Sarah (Organizer)

      October 29, 2013

  • Ann M.

    Sorry. Sunday hike conflicts with CT Active Singles hike.

    October 28, 2013

    • Sarah

      Ann, I apologize for the date change, and hope you can make the next hike! Please enjoy your Active Singles hike on SUnday, and we look forward to hiking with you soon. Sincerely, Sarah (Organizer)

      October 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    didn't realize it was sunday when i signed up.

    October 28, 2013

    • Sarah

      Gail, Sincere apologies for the inconvenience; I had to change the day of the hike for personal reasons. I hope you received my email to this effect. If you cannot make it, we look forward to hiking with you another time soon! Enjoy your weekend, Sarah (Organizer)

      October 29, 2013

  • Adam L.

    Sorry, cannot go sunday. Another time...

    October 27, 2013

    • Sarah

      Apologies for the change, and we're certainly looking forward to seeing you next time! Enjoy your weekend. Sincerely, Sarah (Organizer)

      October 29, 2013

  • Jim P

    Sorry I can't make it. I am already going on a hike with Connecticut Active Singles

    October 27, 2013

    • Sarah

      Next time! ~Sarah

      October 29, 2013

  • Michelle

    I rearranged my schedule so I could go on Saturday and can't go Sunday because I'm working.

    October 27, 2013

    • Sarah

      Apologies and we're certainly looking forward to seeing you next time! Enjoy your weekend. Sincerely, Sarah (Organizer)

      October 29, 2013

  • Arlene

    What is the level of this hike? Thanks!

    October 27, 2013

    • Sarah

      Hi Arlene, Please see below comments. Looking forward to hiking with you! Sincerely, Sarah (Organizer)

      October 29, 2013

  • ann m.

    hi, looking forward to the meet and walk, strangers are only strangers till they become a friends, and its only takes a smile and hello. so with that i hope to become a friend to all by the end of the walk. keep happy and stay forever young. chow Ann

    September 22, 2013

    • Sarah

      Great attitude that is shared by all on these hikes! You will enjoy it, I promise. Sincerely, Sarah (Organizer)

      October 29, 2013

  • Carol Z.

    I have read the trail descriptions, I assume that because we are beginning at the Sam Hill Rd entrance that it will be the white circle trail? Sarah can you please let us know. I want to be sure that as a beginner I am up to the challange :). Thanks Carol

    October 27, 2013

    • Sarah

      Hi Carol, We hike up white circle to the lost lake lookout, then detour out to yellow through the ravine, and back on white. With respect to difficulty, please see below comment. Looking forward to it! Sarah (Organizer)

      October 29, 2013

  • Marianne D.

    Can I have an idea of level? Length? Thank you

    October 19, 2013

    • Sarah

      The average person can handle these hikes, assuming he or she has no major health issues.We take plenty of breaks and are very accommodating to those who are not accustomed to regular exercise. This is a great place to start! Please note however that this particular hike is our longest, and usually takes two solid hours, with breaks. Also, please bring water. Looking forward to hiking with you! Sincerely, Sarah (Organizer)

      October 29, 2013

  • Jason

    I bring my backpack and can carry stuff for anyone who needs help.

    October 27, 2013

  • Lindsey

    Are dogs allowed on this hike?

    October 27, 2013

    • Nancy

      Good question are dogs allowed and how long is the hike?

      October 27, 2013

  • Karen S.

    I won't be able to make this hike as I have a family event. Hope to make the next one! Have fun!

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking forward to getting back to west woods. It's been over 17 years since I hiked there!!!

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Kristy

    Hi! Love to hike in the fall and see all the beautiful colors! Looking forward to it!

    1 · October 4, 2013

  • dubious

    Kool looking forward to the hike

    1 · September 28, 2013

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