Adult Hikes

Aspetuck Land Trust offers numerous educations and specialty hikes for adults and children that are open to everyone and offer a great way to explore and learn more about the diversity of over 1,700 acres of open space in our community. Please join us for one of our great upcoming hikes for adults listed below.

To reserve a spot, email RSVP contact with your name, the date(s), and number in party to This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript If unsure of weather, call 203-331-1906 the morning of hike for status. No rain date unless noted in description. Wear appropriate clothes, shoes, and bring a water bottle. There is a 30 person maximum per hike except where noted. All hikes easy to moderately difficult.

For detailed maps and directions to each preserve, select the Town name on the Visit a Preserve page and select the name of the Preserve. 

2017 -- HIKES FOR ADULTS & FAMILIES --  
Upcoming Hikes: 

Saturday, August 19
Geology and Natural History
Geology and Natural History hike with Norwalk Community College Anthropology Professor Ernie Wiegand through the Jump Hill Preserve.
Time: 9:00am 12:00 noon
Where: Jump Hill Preserve, Easton, CT
Location & Parking: (1034 Black Rock Turnpike, Easton, CT 06612) Follow Black Rock Turnpike (Rt 58) 6.8 miles north of Merritt Pkwy, Parking at Jump Hill is directly off Black Rock Turnpike opposite Country Club Lane.
Length: Approximately 3 hours.
RSVP:  Email Alice at  This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript
Additional information about this preserve, including maps and directions, can be found HERE. 

Saturday, September 9th
Who Lives in the Great Salt Marsh
Take a walk with us at low tide. Hear the call of the wild and smell the salt air! Fairfield Audubon Society naturalist Colleen Noyes will lead us on a walk along the edge of the marsh. Look for signs of life in the salt marsh, such as crabs, sea stars, mussels and minnows. Sneakers/boots are a must!
Time: 8:00am 9:30am
Where: Great Salt Marsh Island Preserve, Bridgeport, CT
Location & Parking: Ash Creek Open Space, Fairfield, CT 06824
Length: Approximately 1.5 hours.
RSVP:  Email Alice at  This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript
Additional information about this preserve, including maps and directions, can be found HERE.

 

Sunday, September 17th
Seasonal Tree and Wildlife Hike with Dave Beers
Learn about trees, birds, and other wildlife and their habitats from Forester Dave Beers of the LeGallienne Bird Sanctuary in Weston, who conducted a Forest Management Plan on the LeGallienne property. Dave Beers has a B.S. in Biology and Natural Resource Management from SUNY ESF Syracuse and a Masters of Forestry from the University of Maine. This hike will consist of easy terrain.
Time: 12:00 noon 1:30pm 
Where: LeGallienne Bird Sanctuary, Weston, CT
Location & Parking: (September Ln & Hillside Rd, Weston, CT 06883) North on Weston Road (State Route 57) past Center; left at flashing light; up hill a half mile turn right on Hillside North; then left on September Lane. Trail entrance is through the opening in split rail fence on right. Parking is along the road.
Length: Approximately 1.5 hours.
RSVP:  Email Alice at  This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript
Additional information about this preserve, including maps and directions, can be found HERE.

 

For more information and to become a member visit www.aspetucklandtrust.org
Annual memberships start at $50. Parking and directions will be emailed to those who RSVP. 

The Aspetuck Land Trust (ALT) is a non-profit land conservation organization founded in 1966 to preserve open space in the towns of Westport, Weston, Fairfield and Easton. ALT provides passive recreation and educational opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy nature, while preserving the flora and fauna and rural characteristics of our towns. ALT maintains 45 trailed nature preserves and other conservation-only properties on over 1,700 acres of land.

ALT has 1,000+ local members who support the organization through annual tax deductible membership contributions. Members receive our cool member decal, 4 town map, access to special events and member only hikes, and the satisfaction that you are supporting a local conservation group that makes our towns more green, and more fun!