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Black Friday Hike, Pollinator Pathway Planned By CLT

Black Friday Hike, Pollinator Pathway Planned By CLT

The Cheshire Land Trust is bucking the trend and leaving the madding crowds behind this Black Friday, Nov. 29, with the group’s annual #OptOutside Hike.

This year, Thomas Mulholland of SpiritsAlive! fame returns to lead the #OptOutside Hike to Cheshire Cemetery, where participants will hear interesting stories of former residents of Cheshire.

Afterwards, the group will head to the Ives Farm woodlands for a quick hike with forester and former CLT President Mark Kasinskas.

The event will wrap up at the big red barn with hot cocoa for everyone.

The hike and day’s activities are free and open to all. No dogs are allowed on this hike. Participants are asked to wear appropriate shoes. Parking is available by the Ives Farm big red barn, 1585 Cheshire St. 

The hike is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and is expected to last approximately 1.5 hours. The hike’s difficulty level has been set at “easy.”


The Pollinator Pathway is a grassroots movement to create a connected corridor of pollinator waystations along and near the Connecticut rails-to-trails greenway and beyond.

The Cheshire Land Trust will break ground on the Pollinator Pathway garden near Lock 12 and the North Brooksvale canal trail in the spring of 2020. 

The Pollinator Pathway garden will nourish Monarch butterflies and other pollinators with the essential “native plants” they need, “bee” a beautiful oasis for users of the trail to enjoy, and serve as a statement to the ongoing commitment of CLT to raise awareness about the decline of pollinators and the need to act now. 

Please show your support and become part of the movement with a purchase of a Pollinator Pathway garden medallion.


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