NATURE

Norfolk is blessed with thousands of acres of woods and fields, laced with trails for hiking, cycling and (in winter) skiing; enjoy them this coming August on your Weekend in Norfolk! Great Mountain Forest is a working forest; it and Aton Forest both have strong educational programs. The Norfolk Land Trust also oversees and maintains an extensive network of woodland trails.

And then there are Norfolk’s state parks. You can hike and picnic by the waterfall at Campbell Falls State Park or drive to the top of Dennis Hill for a splendid view. Next day, climb the tower atop Haystack Mountain and enjoy its view; you can picnic there too. And be sure to launch your kayak or canoe at Wood Creek Pond and explore or go fishing (if you have a license).

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Start the day by exploring on your own…go hiking or biking, birdwatching, picnicking, boating or fishing, scout out the trailheads for Saturday and Sunday events…there is lots to enjoy by yourself or with family and friends.

4:30 to 6:30
Botanist-guided walk to see and learn more about native plants at Aton Forest, 270 North Colebrook Road
Free

For additional Friday events, see Music, Art, Kids and &More; to find a place to stay, see Eat, Sleep, Shop. To see all events in date order, click here.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Take the two-day, six-peak Norfolk Land Trust hiking challenge: take a selfie at the top of all six trails, then present the images to win a Land Trust t-shirt
Free

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Magnificent Microscopes with Professor Richard Kessin; Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road East
Free

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Guided hike on the Overlook Trail at Great Mountain Forest, starting at 201 Windrow Road
Free

Sunday, August 6, 2017

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Day 2 of the two-day, six-peak Norfolk Land Trust hiking challenge: take a selfie at the top of all six trails, then present the images to win a Land Trust t-shirt
Free

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fly fishing demos and workshops. Casting demonstrations on the hour, followed by fly-tying workshops; Village Green
Free

1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Seminar on summer smallmouth fishing; Village Green
Free

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fly fishing demos and workshops. Casting demonstrations on the hour, followed by fly-tying workshops; Village Green
Free