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STANDARD INFORMATION FOR ALL EVENTS
CLASS OF HIKE:  C = 1-5 miles  B = 5-9 miles  A = 9-13 miles   AA = 13+ miles

Bring bug repellent for hikes after mid-April. Bring water and rain gear. Bring lunch unless otherwise noted. Dogs not allowed unless leader states otherwise. If in doubt about any equipment, clothing or footwear necessary, or if weather is questionable, please check with leader.

The New Haven Hiking Club members, club officers, and activity leaders, assume no responsibility for persons hurt or lost, or for other related mishaps. Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult or must have special permission from the leader. Leaders have the right to cancel or change a hike or activity or to refuse attendance to anyone for any valid and apparent reason



This is not a full list of club activities, only those open to the public. Members receive a full schedule with additional activities by e-mail.

If you are a leader, or would like to become a leader, you can find everything you need here to submit an event and get a signup sheet:   Resources



Announcements

Renew your membership today! The 2017-2018 Annual Dues, $15 per person, covers November 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018. Member Application form Mail your check to NHHC, 61 Eramo Terrace, Hamden, CT 06518.

Annual Meeting and Dinner, Saturday, November 4
At the Cheshire Grange Hall, 44 Wallingford Rd., Cheshire, CT, starting at 5 pm. Dinner reservations Reservation form are $18 per person and must be RECEIVED by Saturday, Oct. 28. Make your reservation at the same time you renew your club dues. Mail your check to NHHC, 61 Eramo Terrace, Hamden, CT 06518. Social hour begins at 5:00 pm, Roast beef dinner at 6:00 pm, Annual meeting with election of club officers at 7:00 pm, followed by presentation around 7:30 p.m. Speaker and topic to be announced. Directions: I-691, Exit 3 to Rt. 10 South for 4.1 miles. Left on Wallingford Rd. for 0.1 miles. Rt. 15 North, Exit 61 to Rt. 10 North for 8.1 miles. Right on Wallingford Rd. for 0.1 miles. I-91 North, Exit 10 (Rt. 40) to Rt. 10 North for 6.8 miles. Right on Wallingford Rd. for 0.1 miles.

Annual Dues are $15.00   If interested in becoming a new member, download our New Member Application, and send it along with your check to:

New Haven Hiking Club
61 Eramo Terrace
Hamden, CT 06518

Make checks payable to: The New Haven Hiking Club.






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Fall 2017 Activities



October

Friday & Saturday, October 13 & 14 cl.. D STAR TREK XCIX 99
If sky is nearly overcast, the event is canceled for that night only. See The Galactic Center, stellar nurseries, star clusters, exploded stars, galaxies. Saturn with its rings wide open will be visible if you come at 7 pm. Please bring a working flashlight. The walk will explore a scale model of the Solar System .2 mi long. Great for kids, even much older ones. Leader has a 25-inch (mirror diameter) telescope. Dress 20 degrees warmer than temperature normally requires, and you will enjoy how warm you feel! Arrive 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Meeting place: 30 Birch Mill Road, Killingworth. Directions: From the crossing of routes 80 & 81, go north on 81 for 1.6 mi, L on Lover's Lane for .7 mi, L on Rt 148 for .3 mi, R onto Birch Mill for .2 mi, L onto driveway after bridge. House is on .2mi farther on the R, before descending to the pond. If you come via Durham, Birch Mill Road is on the left 5.5 miles along Rt. 148 from its junction with Rt. 79.
Captain James Fullmer 860 663 3373.

Saturday, Oct. 14   AT Day Hike, class C, 4 miles   Appalachian Trail, Hoyt Road to Bulls Bridge
Leisurely “take it all in” 4-mile hike. This hike covers the southernmost section of the Appalachian Trail in CT. Meet 10:30 am at AT hiker parking lot at Rt. 55 in Sherman, CT, then carpool to Bulls Bridge Rd. parking, and hike south to the NY line, and return to Rt. 55 parking lot. This hike includes a visit of Bulls Bridge (covered bridge), crossing Tenmile River on a steel-reinforced bridge, a steep climb of Tenmile Hill (700 ft. in 1 mile), and an optional side hike on Herrick Trail for a Housatonic River overlook. Option to attend AMC Connecticut Chapter BBQ at Macedonia Brook State Park after hike.
Dennis Jakiela (203-710-1406 NCA after 9 pm, djakiela56@outlook.com

Saturday October 14   20+ mi bike   Hamden to New Haven Farmington Canal Ride
(So, Flat, Rg, 10-12 mph.) 20+- miles. Meet at 9:45 AM for a 10:00 AM start.
This will be about a 20 mile round trip, slow paced, show and go, ride that goes along the Farmington Canal from Sherman Ave. in Hamden to New Haven. We'll leave from the Sherman Avenue trail lot in Hamden. The lot is on the left side of Sherman Ave. Turn west at the intersection of Route 10 (Whitney Avenue) and Sherman Avenue. There is a Dunkin' Donuts and Amity Wine Liquor store in the shopping plaza on the corner. Joint with SCCC.
Rain or likelihood of rain CANCELS
Michael Pelliccio, (203) 606-4128 Cell

Sunday, October 29 5-6 mi, cl B Mattabesett Trail Rockland, Mica Ledges, Mt. Pisgah,+ Indian Buffet
A hilly walk with great views from Pisgah and all the Mica Ledges. At 9:00 am meet at the Rockland Preserve parking area on Rt. 79 (west side) in Madison. This is about 4 miles north of Route 80, and 0.9 mile S of Rt 148. Steady rain cancels. But bring rain gear anyway. Call before 8:30 am if weather threatens. Bring liquid and a snack. Please keep phones and other electronic devices turned off for safety and to be aware of the beauty around you. A feast of Indian food at the Haveli Restaurant follows.
Jim Fullmer 860 663 3373.

Sunday, October 29   4.5 mi cl C   Old Saybrook Walking Tour
Meet 11:00 AM at the public parking lot at Saybrook Point. This will be a 4½ mile walk to the center of the shore line town of Old Saybrook. Rain cancels. Joint with SCCC. Lunch will follow for those who are interested.
Directions: Take I-95 to Exit 67- follow Rt.1S to Rt.154W and signs to Saybrook Point.
Marge Pelliccio (203) 272-3316 Cell (203) 606-4128


November

Saturday, November 4 Annual Meeting and Dinner
At the Cheshire Grange Hall, 44 Wallingford Rd., Cheshire, CT, starting at 5 pm. Dinner reservations Reservation form are $18 per person and must be RECEIVED by Saturday, Oct. 28. Make your reservation at the same time you renew your club dues. Mail your check to NHHC, 61 Eramo Terrace, Hamden, CT 06518. Social hour begins at 5:00 pm, Roast beef dinner at 6:00 pm, Annual meeting with election of club officers at 7:00 pm, followed by presentation around 7:30 p.m. Speaker and topic to be announced. Directions: I-691, Exit 3 to Rt. 10 South for 4.1 miles. Left on Wallingford Rd. for 0.1 miles. Rt. 15 North, Exit 61 to Rt. 10 North for 8.1 miles. Right on Wallingford Rd. for 0.1 miles. I-91 North, Exit 10 (Rt. 40) to Rt. 10 North for 6.8 miles. Right on Wallingford Rd. for 0.1 miles.

Friday, November 10   3-4 mi, class C   Lake Saltonstall, Branford
Meet at 9:15 a.m. in the hikers’ parking lot at 400 Hosley Ave in Branford, CT 06405. Hosley Avenue runs between Rte 1 (West Main Street) and Bushy Plain Road in Branford. Regional Water Authority, no pets. Heavy rain or snow cancels.
Trail map
Geoffrey Smith 203-488-3352

Sunday, November 12   6-7 mi class B   New England National ScenicTrail + Lone Pine Trail
Great views from Reid’s View and Bluff Head. See Long Island and Hartford. Meet 9 am at the Braemore Preserve parking lot, which is on Rt. 77 in northern Guilford opposite a red barn at address number 5000. Steady rain cancels. But bring rain gear anyway. Call by 8:15 am if weather threatens. Bring liquid, and lunch. Please turn off phones. Talking while walking is very dangerous.
Jim Fullmer 860-663-3373.

Sunday, November 12   5 mi cl B Walk   Mattabesset Bike Trail, Middletown (B3D)
Meet at 12:15 p.m. to walk at 12:30 p.m. from the parking lot of Portland Winaire, 70 Tuttle Road, Middletown. Moderate-paced 5-mile walk along paved path with views of the Mattabesset River. This is a perfect opportunity to stretch your legs before the AMC Annual Dinner in nearby Portland. If it rains, dress accordingly. Well mannered dogs welcome. A description and map are available on pages 54-55 of the Middletown Trail Guide
Directions: I-91, Exit 21. Left on Rt. 372 East. Right on Rt. 217 East for 0.4 miles. Left on Tuttle Rd. for 0.9 miles, then left into the parking lot. Rt. 9 South, Exit 19, then right on Rt. 372 West, then immediate left on Rt. 3 South for 0.6 miles. Right on Tuttle Rd. and then right into the parking lot. Rt. 9 North, Exit 19, then left on Rt. 372 West for 0.2 miles, then left on Rt. 3 South for 0.6 miles. Right on Tuttle Rd. and then right into the parking lot.
Tom Ebersold bikehikekayak123@sbcglobal.net

Saturday, November 18   Class B   Mattabesett Trail Rt. 17 to Rt. 68 A hike with beautiful views from a cliffy ridge. Meet at the Rt. 68 small parking area 0.2 mile west of the junction of Rts. 68 and 157. Bring traction footwear, rain gear, 2 liters of water and a trail lunch. Steady rain, snow, or ice cancels. There will be a bushwack if terrain is open. Call for meeting time.
James Fullmer 860-663-3373

Friday & Saturday, November 24 and 25   STAR TREK C The BIG 100th, A CELEBRATION: MILKY WAY BARS, MOON PIES, MOON SHADOWS and more !!
If sky is nearly overcast, the event is canceled for that night only. See mountains cast shadows on the Moon, craters, lava flows, the planets URANUS & NEPTUNE many star clusters, exploded stars, galaxies. Please bring a working flashlight. The walk will explore a scale model of the Solar System .2 mi long. Great for kids, even much older ones (like my age). Leader has a 25-inch (mirror diameter) telescope. Dress 20 degrees warmer than temperature normally requires, and you will enjoy how warm you feel! Arrive 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Stay as long as you wish - even sleep in the observatory with the stars as a roof !!!. Good sleeping bag and a pad recommended. We can send out for pizza. Meeting place: 30 Birch Mill Road, Killingworth. Directions: From the crossing of routes 80 & 81, go north on 81 for 1.6 mi, L on Lover's Lane for .7 mi, L on Rt 148 for .3 mi, R onto Birch Mill for .2 mi, L onto driveway after bridge. House is on .2mi farther on the R, before descending to the pond. If you come via Durham, Birch Mill Road is on the left 5.5 miles along Rt. 148 from its junction with Rt. 79.
Captain James Fullmer 860-663-3373.


December

Sunday December 10   5-6 miles, class B   Shepaug River Meanders Washington CT
Hike a trail system with loop options. Easy pace. Great view of entrenched meanders of the Shepaug River, plus historic sites and an abandoned railroad tunnel. Bring traction footwear, rain gear, 2 liters of water and a trail lunch. Steady rain, snow, or ice cancels. Call for meeting time and place. Please always set phones on silent to enjoy the forest.
James Fullmer 860-663-3373

Friday, December 15   3 mi, class C   Big Gulph, North Branford
Meet at 9:20 a.m. at Northford Park on Rt. 17 in North Branford. For GPS use: 1829 Middletown Ave, Northford, CT 06472. Regional Water Authority, no pets. Heavy rain or snow cancels.
Map
Directions: I-91 North, Exit 11 to Rt. 22 East for 4 miles. Left on Rt. 17 North for 2.1 miles, and the park is on the right. I-91 South, Exit 14, then left on East Center St. for 0.7 miles. Right on Northford Rd. for 2.3 miles. Left on Rt. 17 North for 0.7 miles and the park is on the right. Rt. 15 to Exit 63 to Rt. 22 East for 4.6 miles. Left on Rt. 17 North for 2.1 miles and the park is on the right.
Geoffrey Smith 203-488-3352


January

Monday, January 1   5 mi (+/- depending on conditions), cL B   Wadsworth Falls State Park, Middletown, followed by Open House at the Wadsworth Mansion.
Meet at 10:30 at Wadsworth Mansion parking lot, 421 Wadsworth St., Middletown (off Rt. 157.) Hike to Wadsworth Falls for lunch and back to attend the Open House at the mansion from 1:00-4:00. The Open House features mansion tours, light refreshments, and horse-drawn carriage rides. Bring lunch, water, sturdy boots, hiking poles. No pets. If severe weather, call leaders to check.
Park map
Directions: Rt. 15 or I-91 to Rt. 66 East for 5.2 miles. Right on Rt. 157 (West St.) and bear left to stay on West St. (where Rt. 157 goes right) for 0.7 miles. Right on Wadsworth St. for 0.3 miles. Left into the mansion driveway. Rt. 9 to Rt. 66 West for 1.3 miles. Left on Rt. 157 (West St.) and bear left to stay on West St. (where Rt. 157 goes right) for 0.7 miles. Right on Wadsworth St. for 0.3 miles. Left into the mansion driveway.
Bill and Janet Blaha 203-453-4277

Monday January 1st   5-7 mi, Class B   New Years Day on the Giant
Meet 10 am at the Sleeping Giant State Park main parking lot near the entrance station, 200 Mt. Carmel Ave., Hamden. Bring traction foot wear, hiking pole, rain gear, 2 liters water, lunch. Some rocky ups and down. Rain, ice, or snow cancels.
Larry Hoyt 860 767 0180

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