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12 Miles of Mattatuck Trail Hike
Let's hike the southern-most section of the 42-mile Mattatuck Trail. This 12 mile shuttle hike starts in Wolcott, ends in Thomaston, and features Buttermilk Falls, Indian Jack Cave, and the Mattatuck State Forest. The pace will be fast, there will be rocky hills to climb and swollen brooks to cross, and it's a long distance to hike this time of year, so please come with experience. If it's very cold, breaks will be very limited. We meet at Reynold's Bridge and shuttle to Mad River Road in Wolcott to begin the hike headed north. It's a one way point-to-point hike. Microspikes may be required. Please join us for our post-hike meeting at Thai in Love.

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Waterbury Road/Reynolds Bridge trailhead

@41.652489082030094,-73.07618111371994 · Thomaston, CT

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Our meetup group schedules hikes regularly for both the advanced hiker looking for long and strenuous workouts as well as the less serious hiker looking for shorter and more moderate walks. We hike all the trails and preserves in the Litchfield County area and often venture into New York and Massachusetts. Our focus is on exercise, making friends, and appreciating nature. We usually follow each hike with a social gathering at a local eatery.

This group is unique in that there is strong emphasis on learning about the diverse flora and fauna of Connecticut's wooded habitats and its ecology. I recently completed the DEEP/Goodwin Forest Master Naturalist program and love sharing the things I find exciting about the areas we explore. I am also really interested in CT history. When I'm not leading hikes for Litchfield County Explorers, I guide hikes professionally for the Mayflower Inn in Washington, CT and work for Connecticut Audubon Society EcoTravel. I am certified in wilderness first aid from the National Outdoor Leadership School.

Check out my other meetup groups! Connecticut Walkers and Friends and Hiking With Goodwin Master Naturalists.

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Rami Haxhi

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