Please join us for one of the upcoming hikes listed below. We look forward to seeing you on the trails!
Note: To reserve a spot, please email RSVP contact with date/name of hike, and the number of children attending. If unsure of weather, call 203-331-1906 the morning of hike for status. No rain date. Wear appropriate clothes, shoes, and bring a water bottle. There is a 15 child maximum per hike except where noted. Parent(s) must accompany child.
For detailed maps and directions to each preserve, select the Town name on the Visit a Preserve page and select the name of the Preserve.
2017 KIDS HIKES -- SHORT HIKES FOR SHORT PEOPLE
Saturday, May 13th
A Family Special with the Westport Library and Christines Critters.
Go Outside! at The Leonard Schine Preserve Natural Playground.
Voted one of the Top 50 Playgrounds in the U.S. by Early Childhood Education Zone.com
Come outside and play! Bring the whole family to Aspetuck Land Trusts Natural Playground. Special guest Lynne Perrigo, a Childrens Librarian at the Westport Library, will be there along with David Brant and Christine Peyreigne. There will be adult conversation about getting children outside for some unstructured natural play with David. Lynn will lead the children in play at the natural playground. Christine Peyreigne, a federally licensed falconer, wildlife rehabilitator and wildlife educator will introduce event participants to raptors (think hawks and eagles) and a variety of live reptiles and amphibians. Children will learn about responsible animal keeping, special adaptations, and why birds and reptiles are important to the environment and have fun!
When: 10:30 - 12:30am, May 13th (no rain date)
Location: Leonard Schine Nature Preserve, Weston,CT
Length: Approximately 2 hours.
In the event of a cancellation you will be notified via email by 9:30 am on May 13th.
For more information and to become a member, visit www.aspetucklandtrust.org. Annual memberships start at $50. Parking and directions will be emailed to those who RSVP.
The Aspetuck Land Trust (ALT) is a non-profit land conservation organization founded in 1966 to preserve open space in the towns of Westport, Weston, Fairfield and Easton. ALT provides passive recreation and educational opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy nature, while preserving the flora and fauna and rural characteristics of our towns. ALT maintains 45 trailed nature preserves and other conservation-only properties on over 1,700 acres of land.
ALT has 1,000 local members who support the organization through annual tax deductible membership contributions. Members receive our cool member decal, 4 town map, access to special events and member only hikes, and the satisfaction that you are supporting a local conservation group that makes your town greener, and more fun!