January 1, 2013 - National First Day Hike.
A Geology/Native American Land Use Hike at Hammonasset Beach State Park will be held as Friends of Hammonasset’s contribution to National First Day Hikes in parks throughout the USA.
Folks will meet at the Meigs Point Nature Center at 11:50 a.m. for registration. The hike begins at 12:00 noon and is suitable for those age 12 and above. The atlatl will be demonstrated, and we will have archaeological exhibits and interpreters available at the Nature Center until 3:00 p.m. The hike is an easy one although winter conditions (ice and snow) may present hazards for some folks. As whenever anyone walks or hikes in the Park, they do so at their own risk. The walk will last an hour.
We will review the geology of the Park and associated Native American history. Who the Hammonassetts were and what happened to them will be included in the program.
Folks should prepare for wintry conditions and understand that the wind chill factor should be a significant consideration for participation in the hike. No dogs are permitted.
Refreshments served after hike at Nature Center. For more information, contact Don Rankin at 203-245-9192.