There can only be ONE “first public hike” on the new Wildway Passage Trail and that is this Saturday morning, November 22 from 9:30 – 11:00 am. We invite hikers of all ages to meet on Angier Hill Road, about ½ mile north of Lakeshore Road (directions below), to walk the easy two-mile trail loop and then go to Dogwood Bakery in Wadhams for cider and cookies. Just think—a cool hike and then the tastiest local baked goods around. Seems like Christmas and instead it’s the beginning of Thanksgiving.
You will get to see the property CATS purchased to help local wildlife in the Split Rock Wildway and provide enjoyable hiking on a loop trail and part of a connector trail we have planned to link Coon Mountain and Split Rock Wild Forest.
Listen to what Trail Committee chair Bill Amadon says: “This is a great place for this new trail which we expect will be a popular cross-country ski route. We want more people to visit here in the winter so making attractive ski trails is an important step in that direction.”
As I wrote last week, “Start Thanksgiving week this year with a hike—guaranteed fun and we’ll thank you for making it all possible.”
Directions to Wildway Passage Trail
From Westport, go north on Route 22, then right on Lakeshore Road and follow that for about 3 miles to Angier Hill Road. Go left and the parking area is about ½ mile on your right.
From Essex, go south on Lakeshore Road about 7 miles to Angier Hill Road which is a sharp right turn. Go about ½ mile and park along the road.
From Whallonsburg, go east on Whallons Bay Road, cross the Boquet River, go under the RR tracks, and then turn right on Angier Hill Road. Go about 2 miles to the trailhead on your left.
CATS Executive Director