Winter Trail Walk
Oak Hills Park Winter Trail Walk
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018 — Norwalk, CT. Shake off the winter doldrums and walk among the trees! Oak Hills Park, our public golf course, will host a special free “Winter Trail Walk” led by a local arborist on Saturday, February 17, 2018, starting at 1:00 P.M. Come and learn more about recognizing trees and other nature elements in wintertime. Hosted by the Oak Hills Park Nature Advisory Committee, local arborist Richard Whitehead will lead the walk.
Rich Whitehead is a licensed Connecticut arborist, chair of the Norwalk Tree Advisory Committee, and member of both the Norwalk Tree Alliance and the Connecticut Tree Protective Association. Rich’s tour will point out how to recognize tree species from studying bark and other indicators, when leaves are absent. And, walkers will learn about the diversity of our local wintering shrubs, plants, and wildlife.
The newly marked nature trails are located behind the Oak Hills Park restaurant building, with the trail beginning at the green “Nature Trail” sign at the top of the parking lot. The trails are modestly challenging (gently rising terrain with occasional obstacles). The approximate trail length is 1.5 miles.
Oak Hills Park Nature Advisory Committee recommends wearing boots with good traction as the trail is winding and steep in places. In case of snow/bad weather, the walk will be held the following Saturday, February 24. The park is located at 165 Fillow Street, Norwalk. Follow the road to its end at the clubhouse/restaurant, with the trail head located behind the parking lot.
Be ready to see winter’s natural beauty!
Contact Elsa Peterson Obuchowski, chair of the Oak Hills Park Nature Advisory