POSTPONED TO MARCH 22: Winter hike in Shelton to feature marshmallows, hot cocoa

UPDATE: Due to field conditions, the Shelton Trails Committee’s Marshmallow March hike has been postponed to next Sunday, March 22.

The Shelton Trails Committee’s annual Marshmallow March will take place Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m. (NEW EVENT DATE IS MARCH 15)

At a past winter hike in Shelton, from left, Jonathan Ryder, his older brother Matthew Ryder, and Mark Santacapita, all of Shelton, sit around the campfire while toasting marshmallows.

At a past winter hike in Shelton, from left, Jonathan Ryder, his older brother Matthew Ryder, and Mark Santacapita, all of Shelton, sit around the campfire while toasting marshmallows.

Hikers should gather in the parking area at the Shelton Land Conservation Trust property at Nicholdale Farm on Route 110 (the address is 322 Leavenworth Road).

Participants will be guided on a hike to the Boy Scout camp on the property, where they will gather around a fire and toast marshmallows and drink hot chocolate. “This is a fun event that both adults and kids will enjoy,” organizers said.

A map indicating where to park off Route 110 (Leavenworth Road).

A map indicating where to park off Route 110 (Leavenworth Road).

The hike is free and open to the public. It is intended to show people how they can spend time outdoors enjoying Shelton’s open space during the winter.

 

Dress appropriately for snow

A map of the Marshmallow March route.

A map of the Marshmallow March route.

People should be prepared for deep snow and possibly cool weather, although it looks like Sunday may be a warm day. The forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a daytime high of 41 degrees in Shelton.

Participants are welcome to use snowshoes or cross country skies due to all the snow on the ground, and waterproof boots are suggested for those planning to walk.

Small children may be comfortable on flat sleds if people want to bring them.

Leashed pets are welcome. The inclement weather date is Sunday, March 15.

On Sunday morning, those planning to attend can confirm the hike is on by going to:

http://sheltontrailscom.blogspot.com

(if not a message on the Home page, click on “Hikes & Special Events” on the right)

A file photo of the Nicholdale Farm property owned by the Shelton Land Conservation Trust.

A file photo of the Nicholdale Farm property owned by the Shelton Land Conservation Trust.

 

 

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