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Weekend Warrior Series: Day Hike - Kettletown State Park, Southbury CT

Overview:

This beginner friendly hike will take the group on a tour around the 605 acre Kettletown State Park found in Southbury, CT. Steeped in history from end to end, Kettletown SP was originally part of the Pootatuck Indians' territory whose members were apart of the Algonquin tribe. Have your camera at the ready because the trail offers wonderful scenic views of the Housatonic River valley. For more park info:

http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325230&deepNav_GID=1650%20

Park Map:

http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/stateparks/maps/kettletown.pdf

Directions:

http://goo.gl/maps/5FVB0

What to Bring on our hike:

  • trail snacks
  • water (at least 32oz aka 1000ml aka 1 reg nalgene)
  • Day pack
  • rain gear (waterproof jacket & pants)
  • non-cotton weather appropriate active apparel (think lots of layers; no cotton clothing, especially jeans!)
  • Hiking boots/shoes & gators
  • Microspikes and/or snowshoes (we'll decide at trailhead if needed)
  • Trekking Poles or hiking stick
  • Sunscreen
  • camera
  • hat
  • bandanna
  • sunglasses
  • Positive Attitude and a smile

**Save yourself some time by printing and signing your L.L.Bean Outing Club Participation Agreement at home before leaving to meet us at the trailhead. To download an agreement, scroll to the top of our page, click "more", then "files". If you forget, no worries, your outing leaders will have plenty of copies**

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  • Rachelle

    Had a great time with really nice people!

    March 16, 2013

  • Linda W.

    to rachelle - hopefully this isn't to late to respond! you should be fine without snowshoes and mircospikes.

    March 16, 2013

  • Rachelle

    I just realized. I don't have microspikes or snowshoes. Will I still be okay to go do you think?

    March 15, 2013

  • Francie

    Sorry, can't make this one. Was really looking forward to it too.

    March 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No worries Francie....will we be seeing you on the 23rd?

      March 15, 2013

  • Christina H

    Have to drop out. Family matter to attend to. Have fun. Hope you do this again.

    March 14, 2013

  • Karlyn

    too early for the hike.

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Way too early for a Saturday. I like to sleep in.

    February 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Janet, we've got a Sunset Hike on Saturday March 23rd you might be interested in.

      March 11, 2013

  • Joseph

    I can't make this event, but I highly recommend Kettletown Park. Enjoy

    1 · February 26, 2013

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