OAK HILLS PARK “NATIONAL TRAILS DAY” EVENT, JUNE 2
SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2018 — Norwalk, CT. Oak Hills Park, Norwalk’s public golf course, will hold a special free event as part of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 3:00-5:00 P.M. offering trail walks and fun activities for the whole family. The Oak Hills Park Nature Advisory Committee, a volunteer group, hosts the event.
The newly-marked nature trails are located to the left of the Oak Hills Park restaurant, with Trails Day activities beginning at the green “Nature Trail” sign at the top of the parking lot. The trails are modestly challenging (gently rising and falling terrain with occasional obstacles). The approximate trail length is 1.5 miles.
Trails Day events will feature Creating Nature-Inspired Artwork, with supplies provided; Guided Trail Walks (bring your binoculars); “Nature Yoga”, with simple movements for all fitness levels; and a “Dance & Poetry” performance with students from “Steppin’ Out Dance” in Norwalk in collaboration with Laurel Peterson (Norwalk’s Poet Laureate) on the lawn at 4:00 P.M.
Many species of birds, native to Connecticut can be observed such as cedar waxwings, pileated woodpeckers, great crested flycatchers, and Baltimore Orioles, as well as other more common fellow creatures—squirrels, chipmunks, and sparrows. Spotted this spring on this trail was the wood thrush which is listed as a “Most Important” bird species on CT’s Wildlife Action Plan, a testament to the health of the natural environment at Oak Hills Park.
Trail walkers are advised to wear long sleeves, light-colored fabrics and insect repellent. Exploring the woodlands right here in our backyard in West Norwalk is a wonderful experience and the community is invited for this special free event to enjoy the peaceful beauty of the forest.
Rain date is Sunday, June 3, 2018, 3:00-5:00 P.M.
For more information about National Trails Day at Oak Hills Park, contact Elsa Peterson Obuchowski, chair of the Oak Hills Park Nature Advisory Committee: [email protected] or call 203-984-8892.
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