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 3
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.
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Botanist-guided walk in City Meadow Park to see and learn more about native plantings there; meet at the firehouse, 20 Shepard Road
Saturday, August 5, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Workshop: Working with nature for beautiful and healthy landscapes; Aton Forest, 270 North Colebrook Road (limited enrollment)
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
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Walk the Stoney Lonesome trail and learn about Norfolk’s railroad history; trailhead on Ashpohtag Road between Route 272 North and Route 44 west of town center.
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Seminar on summer smallmouth fishing; Village Green
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
8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
Astronomy Night; Dennis Hill State Park (bring your own binoculars and blanket)