Fall Guided Hike
In Partnership with the Woodcock Nature Center
These hikes took place on Saturday, October 17 & 24, 2020
Explore Your Backyard!
Learn about Wilton's environment by walking through it with staff naturalists.
A Fall Guided Hike:
Co-Hosted by the WLCT and the Woodcock Nature Center
Hikes took place on Saturday, October 17 & 24, 2020
Hike 1 - Saturday 10/17/2020 - 10:00 - 11:30 am (limited to 12 hikers)
Hike 2 - Saturday 10/24/2020 - 10:00 - 11:30 am (limited to 12 hikers)
Hike 3 - Saturday 10/24/2020 - Time is TBD - (opened due to high demand - limited to our waitlisted hikers)
Where and parking:
The hike starts and ends at the Nick Parisot Memorial Trail kiosk located at 77 Tito Lane.
Please park along the edge of the road beside the meadow.
To ensure proper social distancing each hike is limited to just 12 participants. Masks and physical distancing are required of all participants attending this program. Anyone not cooperating with this practice can be asked to leave.
The hike is set for drizzle or shine. In the event of thunderstorms, or unsafe conditions, the hike may be rescheduled.
Why go guided?
This guided hike offers its guests the unique opportunity to fully experience the area, maximize their time by going with experts, learn about nature, wildlife, and the role we can play in protecting it. Our guests consistently tell us that the other people on their hike added tremendously to their enjoyment. Each stop has been carefully assessed to ensure that participants experience various landscapes, ecosystems, and lots of scenic beauty: so bring your cameras!
About the Nick Parisot Memorial Trail:
The Nick Parisot Memorial Trail delicately meanders through existing open spaces in north Wilton. The trail serves to reinforce community connections, offer visitors sanctuary, and a place of respite from their busy lives. The trail is a monument to Nick Parisot.
What can I expect to learn and see on the hike?
- Our hour and a half guided hike illuminates diverse wildlife, native plants, invasive plants, and Wilton's rural beauty along the Nick Parisot Memorial Trail.
- Throughout the tour, hikers will learn about forest, meadow, and riparian ecosystems.
- Participants will gain amazing sights and insights into Wilton's land-use history, native plants, and possibly spot some wildlife.
Health and safety:
We want all of our guests to enjoy their time as much as possible. To ensure comfort, maximum enjoyment, and relaxation, all participants should be able to participate in a moderate short-duration hike.
What do I need to bring?
- Please wear comfortable attire and closed-toed walking shoes.
- Tick and bug repellent.
- Stay hydrated by packing a water bottle. *There are no restrooms.
- Don't forget to bring a camera and binoculars to enhance your experience and viewing pleasure.
- Weather depending, you may want to bring a rain jacket.
- Anything needed to make you comfortable and happy.