2024, ANNUAL “Spring Walks”

FRIENDS OF VALLEY FALLS are excited to bring you our yearly “Spring Walk” series once again.  PLEASE JOIN US!  All walks meet at the pavilion at Valley Falls Park, 300 Valley Falls Road, Vernon, CT 06066.  They are free of charge, leisurely and always informative and fun!


SUNDAY, May 5, at 8:00 am, Denise Animani will lead us through the various trails at the Park to view and identify the native and migrating birds that frequent the Park trails in springtime.  Bring your binoculars and bird apps (MERLIN is very popular) for an exciting view of the field, forest and migrating birds to be found here in spring.  The walk lasts about 1 1/2 hours.  Fingers crossed for good weather, if pouring rain we will cancel the walk on FaceBook by 7 am.

May 13, 2023

SUNDAY, May 19, 10-11 am WILDFLOWER WALK, led by Carol Hatch.  Who would guess the plethora of early spring wildflowers along the Park trails in early spring?  Carol is so familiar with where to find the hidden beauties along the trails at Valley Falls!  Wild orchids, who knew?  In case of pouring rain, we will post on Facebook by 9 am.

SUNDAY, May 19, 1-2 pm ROCKS, RAILS and INDUSTRY, led by Don Sierakowski.  Don will walk us through the history of the area with a focus on the history of the place and the importance of the introduction of the railroad industry to Vernon in the mid 19th century. In case of pouring rain, we will post to cancel on Facebook by noon.

May, 2018