Guilford’s Big Maple Preserve in the Hartford Courant

One of my favorite things to do when I was a kid skating at the local pond was to get on my hands and knees and peer into the suspended animation of leaves, frozen air bubbles, moss-covered branches and rocks entombed in the ice. It was like looking into a world in clear amber. Read […]

Is it OK to clear branches and small fallen trees from trails with a hand saw?

Are there procedures, recommendations to follow posted anywhere? So to answer the beginning of your first question, it’s fine to remove obstacles that obstruct the trails either by hand or using hand tools like a saw, clippers or loppers. Simply cutting a path through is fine … cutting beyond the trail is generally discouraged, as […]

Ticked Off – The Lowdown on Ticks

In June, GLCT was pleased to co-host with the Guilford Conservation Commission, “Ticked Off: The Lowdown on Ticks” talk by Dr. Scott Williams of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Dr. Williams has spent 20 years studying the impacts of … [Read More...]

Upcoming Events

Jan
20
Sat
10:00 am Red Rectangle Marking – Old Boy ... @ Dunk Rock Road trailhead
Red Rectangle Marking – Old Boy ... @ Dunk Rock Road trailhead
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
This is the final section of the Red Rectangle trail that needs the plastic blazes, a section that wanders by the remains of an old boy scout camp and then out by a little used[...]
Jan
22
Mon
7:30 pm January 2018 Westwoods Trails Co... @ Nathaniel Greene Rec Center
January 2018 Westwoods Trails Co... @ Nathaniel Greene Rec Center
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
January 2018 meeting of the Westwoods Trails Committee. All are welcome!