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 5, 2016

Today’s the day to explore 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.

For additional 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 6, 2016

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wildflower workshop at Aton Forest, 270 North Colebrook Road; meet downtown on Station Place at 8:45 to carpool or go directly there (held indoors if it’s raining)
Free

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 2:00 p.m.
Leaf and vegetable printmaking for kids with Great Mountain Forest and Husky Meadows Farm, Village Green
Free

Sunday, August 7, 2016

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 1:00 p.m.
Guided hike in Great Mountain Forest; meet at East Gate, at the end of Windrow Road.
Free