September 2011 - Fall Hike Program

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Whispers in the Forest
Newtown Forest Association
Connecticut's Oldest Private Land Trust
Take A Hike… With The Newtown Forest Association:
Group to Host Guided Walk at its
Brunot Preserve on Sept. 24

NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT (September 23, 2011)— The Newtown Forest Association, Inc.
(NFA) will lead a guided hike at its Brunot Preserve this Saturday at 1 p.m. The rain date is
Sunday September 25th at 1PM.  

Largely hidden from those who drive along Taunton Lake Road (with the exception of an NFA sign
and a small parking area, the NFA’s Brunot Preserve features a variety of beautiful and diverse
habitat. Earlier this year NFA Board member, Dr. Aaron Coopersmith, spearheaded an effort to
add to the existing white trail (an old farm road going through the middle of the preserve) at the
Brunot Preserve with a
new trail following near the preserve’s perimeter. This new trail showcases
the Preserve’s diversity as it meanders from the Taunton Hill Road trail head, past three enormous
glacial erratics and through the woods, wetlands and meadows. Dr. Coopersmith will lead this
Saturday’s hike.

Hikers should meet before the 1 p.m. start time at the Brunot parking area and trail head on
Taunton Hill Road. We ask that visitors arrive early and bring proper footwear, clothing, sun/bug
spray and something to drink.  The hike will take visitors approximately 4 miles.

Save the date:  October 22, 2011 for hike at Holcombe Hill @ 1PM

The Newtown Forest Association, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is the oldest private land trust in
Connecticut. NFA is dedicated to preserving open space and natural resources in Newtown, for
the benefit of the community and all nature lovers. Currently, more than 1,000 acres are preserved
through NFA stewardship, thanks to the support of membership dues and generous donors. The
NFA cooperates with but operates independently from  the Town of Newtown and receives no
funding from the Town.

For more information on the Newtown Forest Association, visit www.NewtownForestAssociation.
org; also, please “like”  the Newtown Forest Association Facebook page.