Guided Hike: Trails to the Past, Present, and Future

Guided Hike: Trails to the Past, Present, and Future


1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center
175 Shrub Road, Bristol, CT, 06010

Hike trails from the 70s, 80s and 2020s around the Barnes Nature Center in a 3 mile loop with hike leader, Alan Perrie and the Burlington Land Trust.

Climb up a Mega Glacial Esker on the new Purple Trail into the 63 acre Pigeon Hill Preserve and learn how the land was saved from mining and development.

Discover the newly designed and almost completed Universally Accessible Nature Trail, which is a first in CT!

Visit the exhibits in the Nature Center.

For the hike:

  • Wear sturdy shoes/boots.
  • Bring hiking poles, especially useful for the climb up the esker.
  • Carry water and snacks, if you’d like.
  • Pre-registration is appreciated at this link in case of bad weather.
  • Please leave your “furever” friends at home.

Parking and Meeting Spot:

The hike will begin and end at the Harry C. Barnes Nature Center on 175 Shrub Rd, Bristol, CT 06010. Meet on the sidewalk in front of the Nature Center.