Saturday, March 31, 2018 Hike the Selden Creek / Brockway – Hawthorne Preserves, Lyme, Ct

Route of choice includes very scenic overlooks out to Selden Island and Whalebone Creek Ravine, along with some steep hill hiking over unique terrain for 5 ½ – 6 miles, at 2 – 2 ½ mi/hr pace.

Prepare for spring hiking conditions, aka Mud Season.  Wear hiking boots and consider hiking poles, as terrain is hilly with wet areas to negotiate.  Bring food and hot or cold beverages. Leashed, good-natured dogs welcome.

Meet by 9:45 AM at the Selden Creek Preserve-Ravine Trail parking pull-off on the West side of Joshuatown Rd. Lyme, Ct for a 10:00 AM start.

Steady rain cancels.

Directions:  From Old Lyme, take Rt. 156 North through Hamburg Cove, then continue for about ½ mile, turn left onto Joshuatown Rd .  travel for 3 ½ -4 miles. Parking area is on the left, opposite preserve sign on right.  From Rt. 82-Rt. 148 at Hadlyme Gen. Store, take Rt. 148 / Ferry Rd. West, following signs for Ct. River Hadlyme Ferry, turn left onto Joshuatown Rd.  Drive about 1 ½  miles to parking lot on right.

Trail Map   http://www.lymelandtrust.org/new/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/SeldenRavineB-HpreserveDraft2017.pdf

Leaders: Mary Jo and Duncan Bailey.  Email:    brtibailey@gmail.com   860 334 7503