WoW Hike at Wadsworth Falls State Park
Time & Location
About the Event
Join Women of the Woods (WoW) for a 2 to 3 mile socially distanced winter hike at Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middletown/Middlefield. This is a good place to hike even if many trails are snowy or icy. If there is a lot of snow, we might snow shoe. If it has been cold, we may be treated to some wonderful ice formations at the big and/or little falls. The planned route will be determined by the trail conditions depending whether there is ice or snow. There will be a few ups and downs, but over half the hike will be on wide trails or old dirt roads. To keep the group small, we are offering this hike on both Thurs, Jan 7 at 10 AM and Fri, Jan 8 at 1 PM. This hike on Jan 7 will be shorter and more leisurely than the hike on Jan 8. Space limited to 10 women per hike. Masks are required for this program. Rain Date Thurs, Jan 14 at 10 AM
Please wear sturdy hiking boots (or supportive winter boots) with good tread. Please bring a pack with water, an extra warm layer (for our sit spot) and possibly a snack. You may want to bring hiking poles if you like the extra support and stability they provide, especially if the trail is snow covered in places. Lucy will be in touch if trail conditions require hiking poles and/or traction devices (e.g. Stable-icers, Yack-tracks, micro spikes) or if there is enough snow for snowshoes. 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 strongly recommend wool or synthetic clothing in winter to avoid getting chilled.
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. This program is part of our Women of the Woods (WoW) programing and is meant for women or female identifying people only, please.
If you have been to program or two, please consider making a donation to Everyone Outside. Suggested donation $5 to $20 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. Our WoW hikes, our children’s programs and other Everyone Outside activities either have a sliding scale fee structure or are free (with a request for a donation from those who are able). We depend on our supporters to make our programs acessable, regardless of financial need. 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.
Registration required. Directions will be sent to those that register and registrants will be notified via email if the hike is postponed or cancelled due to weather.