Take a hike on National Trails Day

The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield will celebrate State and National Trails Day on Saturday, June 4 with free guided nature walks through the Larsen Sanctuary at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Families welcome. The walk is one of more than 200 statewide hiking events celebrating the 2016 Connecticut Trails Weekend coordinated by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association, and the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®.

The Center at Fairfield’s Larsen Sanctuary trails offer varied terrain, of easy to moderate difficulty, for this leisurely, 1.5 mile guided nature walk. We’ll explore a deciduous forest, ponds, garden marsh, meadow and swamp. While observing bird habitats and ecological points of interest, we’ll discuss efforts to conserve, protect and enhance them.

In addition to the walk, participants will receive 20% off the price of field guides, walking sticks and other select items in the Center’s Nature Store, open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Advance registration is required. Call 203-259-6305, ext. 109 to reserve a spot for either the 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. walk. The walks will only be cancelled in the event of heavy rain. Sturdy footwear is recommended.

National Trails Day® is a nationwide hiking initiative to encourage the public and outdoor enthusiasts to seek out their favorite trails while participating in numerous events held in each state. Connecticut Trails Day is the largest National Trails Day celebration in the country. To view the complete list of state events, the 2016 Connecticut Trails Day booklet is available at public libraries, or at: www.ctwoodlands.org/ct-trails-weekend.

Visit the Connecticut Audubon Society’s website at www.ctaudubon.org/center-at-fairfield for a complete list of spring programs and special events.

Entrance to the Larsen Sanctuary, Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield

Entrance to the Larsen Sanctuary, Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield

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