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Cobble Mountain Hike at Macedonia Brook State Park

October 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Housatonic Heritage Hike at Macedonia State Park

Join NCLC for an invigorating hike to our Cobble Mountain Preserve, accessible from Macedonia Brook State Park. The trail passes along Macedonia Brook and includes a steep ascent to a rocky outcrop on the blue-blazed Macedonia Ridge Trail. The blue-blazed Macedonia Ridge Trail passes through NCLC’s Cobble Mountain Preserve.

NCLC has protected 192 acres of land surrounding Macedonia State Park, including 86 acres of ridgeline and the northwestern hillside of Cobble Mountain. The hike is 2.5 miles and includes a steep climb and descent. It is a challenging and invigorating climb. You will be rewarded with amazing views of the Taconic and Catskill Mountain ranges. This hike is part of the annual Housatonic Heritage Hikes offered each fall across the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area. Space is limited. To register, email events@ctland.org.

Day: Saturday, October 2 (no rain date)

Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Distance: 2.5 miles

RSVP: events@ctland.org

Address and Directions: 159 Macedonia Brook Road. From the center of Kent, follow Route 341 west from the junction of Route 341 and Route 7. Turn right onto Macedonia Brook Road. Stay left at the intersection of Macedonia Brook and Fuller Mountain Roads. Look for Macedonia Brook State Park signs.

What to Wear and Bring: All participants should be dressed for the elements. Bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, sunglasses, and a hat. Wear closed-toed, sturdy shoes that you do not mind getting dirty. You may encounter mosquitoes, ticks, thorns, and bees. If you are allergic to insect stings, bring an epinephrine auto-injector.

COVID-19 Instructions: Due to the continuing risk posed by COVID-19, please do not attend if:

  • You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
  • You have knowingly been in close contact in the past 14 days with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has had symptoms of COVID-19.
  • You have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
  • You do not feel well.

During the hike social distancing will be encouraged. All participants should bring masks, when social distancing cannot be maintained.

Details

Date:
October 2
Time:
9:30 am - 12:30 pm