Chestnut Tree Hike in Nehantic State Forest hosted by the Lyme Land Trust.
June 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Emery Gluck, retired CT DEEP forester, and Jack Swatt, President of the CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation for a walk to see some of the largest surviving chestnut trees in Connecticut. Large chestnut trees are rarely seen since they were devastated by a blight 100 years ago. Emery Gluck will talk about forest history and explain the management of the forest. The hike will be about one-mile along the Goodwin Trail at Nehantic State Forest in East Lyme to reach these beautiful trees. Some off-trail hiking will be required to see the second tree. Most of the hike is generally easy terrain with a few ups and downs. Sturdy shoes are a must; a walking stick would be helpful as well. Bring water.
Space is limited. Reservations are required. Contact email@example.com to reserve a spot. If the 10:00 AM Hike fills, a second hike may be added.
Social distancing will be followed based on current policies.
Rain day is Sunday, June 20 at 10 am.