Connecticut Water is leading two hikes on its watershed properties in Killingworth and Tolland on Saturday, June 2, as part of this year’s sponsorship of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association’s Connecticut Trails Day 2012.
The following hikes get under way at 10 a.m. rain or shine:
- Killingworth – A 2.5 mile hike at the Killingworth and Kelseytown Reservoir includes some minor hill climbing on a scenic trail that crosses open fields, the Menunketesuck River footbridge, a pond and old woods roads. Meet on Roast Meat Hill Road across from the Platt Nature Center.
- Tolland – Connecticut Water is leading a hike at the Shenipsit Lake Reservoir along the old railroad bed which is now part of the Blue-Blazed Shenipsit Trail. Meet at the trail entrance on Route 74 across from Rock-Vern Electric.
Located in Ellington, Vernon and Tolland, the Shenipsit Lake Reservoir is a public drinking water supply source that has an approved Department of Public Health recreation program which has been opened since 1994. The program includes the year-round hiking trail around the lake in cooperation with the Connecticut Forest & Park Association, and fishing from designated shoreline areas and from electric and oar-powered boats from the third Saturday in April through October 31.
Located in Killingworth, the Killingworth and Kelseytown Reservoir hiking trail is also an approved Department of Public Health recreation program. The trail is opened only for hiking from the third Saturday in April through October 31.
“Connecticut Water is proud to be a part of Connecticut Trails Day and we hope that many of our customers and other Connecticut residents take the opportunity to enjoy the wide variety of events that are being sponsored throughout the state,” said Cindy Gaudino, Connecticut Water’s manager of Source Protection and Real Estate.
Visit www.ctwater.com or http://www.ctwoodlands.org for information about Trails Day events throughout the state. Follow Connecticut Water on Facebook and Twitter for information about upcoming events and activities.