NATURE

Norfolk is blessed with thousands of acres of woods and fields, laced with trails for hiking, cycling and (in winter) skiing and you can enjoy them any time! 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. In season, 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. Or launch your canoe at Wood Creek Pond and explore or go fishing (if you have a license).

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Start the day by exploring on your own. Go hiking or biking, birdwatching, picnicking, boating or fishing, or start on the Hike-the-Peaks challenge…there is lots to enjoy by yourself or with family and friends.

All day
Hike-the-Peaks Challenge [read more]
Pick up a peaks map, then select and download the trail maps you need.
Free

For additional Friday events, see Music, Art, Kids and &More; to find a place to stay, see Eat, Sleep, Shop.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

All day
Hike-the-Peaks Challenge [read more]
Pick up a peaks map, then select and download the trail maps you need.
Free

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Workshop: Naturalistic Landscaping with Native Wildflower and Fern Identification [read more]
Aton Forest, 270 North Colebrook Road (limited enrollment)
Free-will donation

Sunday, August 4, 2019

6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hike-the-Peaks Challenge [read more]
Pick up a peaks map, then select and download the trail maps you need.

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tree cookies, leaf printing and bark identification for kids [read more]
Lawn beside 10 Station Place (adults welcome)
Free

12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
5K trail run [read more]
Starts at Lovers Lane trail head
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) [read more]
Village Green
Free