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, May 20th 
Gourmet Biologist, Sean Graesser Entomology and Herpetology
Naturalist, ornithologist, wildlife and conservation researcher and photographer, Sean Graesser is an affiliate with the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Audubon CT-Greenwich, and the National Audubon Society. Sean also assisted CAS conduct our Trout Brook Valley Conservation and Management Plan. His vast knowledge and passion for wildlife is particularly evident in his marvelous photography and Instagram posts, @GourmetBiologist. Join Sean in this inspiring walk through the woods exploring and discussing the behavior of our endemic amphibians, reptiles, bugs, and other creatures who live there.
When: 10:00am 11:30am, May 20th (no rain date) 
Where: Trout Brook Valley Preserve, Weston, CT
Length: Approximately 1.5 hours. 
RSVP:  Please email Alice at This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript
Open to the public. Additional information about this preserve, including maps and directions, can be found HERE.
For additional information please email Alice at: This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript  
In the event of a cancellation you will be notified via email by 9:00 am on May 20th.

Saturday, June 3rd
National Trails Day Hike with ALT Board Member Lisa Brodlie and Donna Naser of the Aspetuck Land Trust Land Management Committee. A unique hike through Trout Brook Valley.
This is a 4-5 mile educational hike covering various terrain. Leaders will point out how a land management plan designed as a result of a habitat assessment study done on this preserve is being implemented. ALT Land Management committee members and TBV Trail Stewards will join the walk to share their knowledge with the group. Experienced hikers only. Reservations required. Open to the public. 
When: 9:00am - 12:00pm, June 3rd (rain date: June 4) 
Where: Trout Brook Valley Preserve, Weston, CT
Parking:  Bradley Road entrance, Weston, CT
Length: Approximately 3 hours.
RSVP:  Please email Lisa Brodlie at: This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript .
Experienced Hikers ONLY. This is a difficult hike & the length is 4-5 miles.
Reservations Required. Open to the public. 
For additional information and to  RSVP please email Lisa Brodlie:  This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript
In the event of a cancellation you will be notified via email by 7:00 am on June 3rd.
 

Wednesday, June 14th
Brew Lab Presentation: Walking the Pacific Coast Trail with Anne ORegan
In 2010 Anne ORegan left her home in Boston and traveled west to make a trek that fewer than 300 people accomplish each year. Starting in Campo, California, on the Mexican border, she backpacked north for 2,650 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Traveling through California, Oregon, and Washington, she completed her thru-hike five months later in Manning Park, Canada. Join us as Anne shares tales from the trail, and offers a unique visual presentation gleaned from over 3,000 photographs taken along the way.
Time: 7:30pm 9:00PM rain or shine.
Location: 
Aspetuck Brew Lab, 3389 Fairfield Avenue (in the Black Rock neighborhood), Bridgeport
Length:Approximately 1.5 hours, optional. This is a fun event, stop by for the full presentation or for a snippet and to say hello.
RSVP: Email Alice at This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript
For Additional Information: Please Email Alice at This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript
Open to the public.

Saturday, June 17th (rain date June 18)
Tails, Trails and Tales with Milan Bull and Jason Hofmann
Tails, Trails & Tales is a hike and conversation focused on finding a sustainable balance for off-leash dog walking and environmental protection on conserved land. The event is led by the trio of conservation biologist Milan Bull, his dog Edge and noted dog trainer Jason Hoffman. Bull, the Connecticut Audubon Societys senior director of science and conservation, together with Hoffman, owner of 203 Pet Care, discuss what dogs sense on a hike in the woods, what biologists observe, how seemingly small events can have very significant environment consequences, and what the best strategies are for having a good time with your dog while hiking Aspetuck Land Trust preserves. At the request of hike leaders and to avoid chaos, do not bring your dog to this demonstration and education event.
Time: 10:00am 11:30am Approximately 
Where: Stonebridge Preserve, Weston, CT

Location & Parking: 388-398 Newtown Turnpike (Rt 53) just south of the junction with Norfield Road, on the Wilton/Weston border.  Parking is in the fenced area on the west side of the Turnpike.
Length:
 Approximately 1.5 hours.
RSVP:  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!