Time & Location
About the Event
This is a good place to hike even if many trails are snowy or icy. We will hike near a rocky stream, with water tumbling over or flowing around boulders. If it has been cold, there will be big, beautiful icicles along the rocky hillsides and small cliffs. We will likely hike both on trails and old roads. There will be some short, moderately steep sections and rocky areas that may have ice. Click here for additional information about Chatfield Hollow State Park and a trail map.
We will meet in the western (unpaved) parking lot for Chatfield Hollow ~12:45, so we can start our hike at 1:00 PM (see link for directions below).
Please wear hiking boots with tread. Please bring a pack with water, a jacket and possibly a snack. I suggest you dress in non-cotton layers so you can remove layers if you get hot and put them back on when we stop or slow down. Cotton is cold when it is wet, so it I recommend wool or synthetic clothing in winter to avoid getting chilled. Please wear hiking/walking shoes. Hiking poles or traction devices may be a good idea if we get a lot of rain and then things freeze. Lucy will be in touch with those registered for the hike if conditions mean traction devices are required. We will be done between 4 and 4:30 PM depending on the group & the weather.
Please register. To register (women or female identifying hikers only please) see below. Registrants will be notified via email if the hike is postponed or cancelled due to weather.
Women of the Woods is a program of Everyone Outside. In addition to walking, we will take the time to admire the beauty around us, learn a bit about the flora or fauna, do some exercises to connect with the natural world (mostly sitting quietly) and enjoy each other's company.
If you have been on a hike or two, please consider making a donation to Everyone Outside. Suggested donation $5 to $15 per hike. We depend on donations from people like you to make our programs possible. Click here for more information on ways you can donate to Everyone Outside. Your donations keep our programs affordable and provide funding for scholarships for our other nature connection programs. Your donation is greatly appreciated!
Women of the Woods is supported, in part, by a grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County's Sari Rosenbaum Fund for Women and Girls.
We will meet in the western (unpaved) parking lot for Chatfield Hollow. Click here for directions.