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Talcott Ravine History, Geology & Fall Foliage Hike

Hike begins in Talcottville.

Historic iron bridge.

On Saturday, October 1 we'll hold our fourth Talcottville/Talcott Ravine Walk. This has been a very popular Autumn event drawing from 70-90 walkers each year.

At 1 p.m. we'll meet at the parking lot of the Talcottville Congregational Church at 10 Elm Hill Road in Talcottville, for the three-mile hike to see the Talcottville Historic District, the Northern Connecticut Land Trust's Talcott Ravine, the Dobson Mills, and the Hop River Rail-Trail.

October is also Archeology Awareness Month, so we'll describe the archeological survey at the Dobson West Mill site. The survey was done in 1980 prior to expanding I-84.

With us will be geologist GARY ROBBINS from the University of Connecticut who will describe the geology of the area. Geologically, the walk starts out on the Portland Arkose, take us over the eastern border fault into the border fault deformed zone, then into the Glastonbury Gneiss and sand and gravel deposits.

Speakers include GARY ROBBINS, GAIL FAHERTY from the Northern CT Land Trust, SUSAN BARLOW from the Manchester Land Trust and JON ROE, webmaster of The Tankerhoosen website.

The two hour hike is just under three miles and a short section of the trail is steep and bumpy, so please wear sturdy sneakers or shoes.

The hike is free and will be held rain or shine, but extreme weather cancels. We expect a large turnout and some of the trail is narrow, so please leave your dogs at home.

Photos by Cynthia Barlow and Jon Roe. Click for larger images.

» For a preview of the hike visit Talcott Ravine Loop Trail.
» For a description of NCLT's Talcott Ravine.
» For photos of previous hikes on our Facebook Page.
» For other upcoming activities go to Making Vernon Great MeetUp site.

Worker House Hay Baling Clark Barn
Ravine Falls.
Learning about the geology.
Talcottville Pond.

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