This challenging hike starts in the parking lot just north of Risley Pond on Lake Street in Vernon.
Risley Park is the Manchester Land Conservation Trust’s largest parcel of protected land, which spans 155.3 acres in Vernon and Bolton. The property includes a former orchard, farmland, pond, and meadow.
This will be a strenuous 3.7-mile hike to a ridge with scenic views along the way, with rough and steep terrain, and some wet spots. Depending on the weather, the hike may be shortened to avoid some wet areas, but it will still be strenuous. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes.
The hike will be led by Susan Barlow, an American Red Cross First Aid/CPR-trained CFPA Ramble Guide and Manchester Land Trust volunteer.
Park at the parking lot off Lake Street on the north side of the pond (reservoir), across from Amy Drive. Additional parking is available along Amy Drive.
Extreme weather cancels. The hike is free. RSVP not necessary. No dogs, please.
For Questions, Contact:
Susan Barlow, [masked], (860)[masked]
For more information see http://manchesterlandtrust.org/events.html