A “Three-Walk Day” at Valley Falls Park: Birds, Wildflowers & Rocks

Saturday, May 17, 2014
8:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.; 1:00 p.m.

The Friends of Valley Falls will hold a full day of three guided-walks in Valley Falls Park on Saturday, May 17th. The walks will begin with a bird walk at 8:00 am, followed by a wildflower walk at 11:00 am, and a geology walk at 1:00 pm.

Bring a bag lunch. Please meet in the gazebo at Valley Falls Park.

The bird walk (8:00 am) will be led by wildlife biologist Denise Anamani, and will focus particularly on bird habitat.

The wildflower walk (11:00 am) will be led by Ginny Gingras, and will cover May flowers in bloom in the Park.

The geology walk “Rocks, Rails and Industry”, will start at 1:00 pm and will be led by Don Sierakowski. He will discuss rock formations, the fish hatchery, glacial Lake Hitchcock, and the coming of the railroads to the area.

For information, call Ginny at 860-875-9865.

The 3rd Annual “Hoppin’ Hodges” 5k

Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014
7:30 a.m. registration – 8:00 a.m. start

Please join us for the Third Annual Hoppin’ Hodges 5K in memory of Jim Hodges. The race will benefit The Friends of Valley Falls, Inc. to support Valley Falls, where Jim often ran and hiked.

The 5K will start just east of the Church Street parking lot on the Rails to Trails and run up to the edge of Valley Falls and return. To reach the Church Street lot, take I-84 East to exit 65, bear right onto Hartford Tpke., (past Burger King and KFC on your right), right onto Dobson Road, and left onto Church Street and left into the parking lot as marked.

Please print the form from the link below and bring it, along with your donation, to the race. Cash is acceptable or checks can be made out to the “Friends of Valley Falls.” Walkers, costumes, Easter fashions, doggies and mountain bikes are welcome. Stay for refreshments after the 5K. This is a rain or shine event.

Hoppin’ Hodges 5k Registration Form

This is a “self-timed” event so wear a watch if you will want your time. We’ll have timers to verify your finish. This is a no budget, no chip/bib, no tech run with all proceeds going to the Friends of Valley Falls.

Questions/Comments: [email protected] or 860-569-1978. If there is no answer, please leave a message.