Shelton hosting guided hike to celebrate National Trails Day

In celebration of National Trails Day, the Shelton Trails Committee will hold a guided hike on Saturday, June 4 at 9 a.m. at Indian Well State Park and the Shelton Land Trust’s Tahmore Preserve.

In celebration of National Trails Day, the Shelton Trails Committee will hold a guided hike on Saturday, June 4 at 9 a.m. at Indian Well State Park and the Shelton Land Trust’s Tahmore Preserve.

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SHELTON — The city is giving new meaning to the phrase ‘take a hike.’

In celebration of National Trails Day, the Shelton Trails Committee will hold a guided hike on Saturday, June 4 at 9 a.m. at Indian Well State Park and the Shelton Land Trust’s Tahmore Preserve. The two-mile hike features a scenic overlook of the Housatonic River and an optional spur to the falls.

Over the past couple years, the Tahmore Trail has been rerouted and improved to allow for better footing, better views and new loop options, according to committee member Val Gosset.

Despite the short distance, the trail rises steeply, providing a good workout, Gosset said, adding that the return route follows the recently created Beach Cutoff Trail, which parallels Indian Well Road.

Hikers will gather at the trail kiosk in the small parking lot directly across from the main entrance to the Indian Well State Park beach area. Additional parking is available at the main lot for Indian Well State Park beach. Parking is free for Connecticut residents. There’s an entrance fee for those from out of state.

Children and leashed pets are welcome. Note that the terrain is not stroller-friendly. Shoes with good traction, bug spray and water are recommended. Arrive at 8:45 a.m. for a 9 a.m. start. Pre-registration is not required. The rain date is Sunday, June 5, at 9 a.m.

For details, visit the Shelton Trails Committee blog at http://sheltontrailscom.blogspot.com. To receive email notices of future Shelton Trails Committee events, email sheltontrailscommittee@gmail.com.

brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com