SUNDAY: Shelton Trails Committee’s winter hike today at 1 p.m.

The Shelton Trails Committee’s annual Marshmallow March will now take place Sunday, March 22 at 1 p.m.

It has been rescheduled twice due to poor field conditions (extremely wet ground due to melting snow), with the previous dates being March 8 and 15.

The Friday snow comes just in time for the event, which is the Trail Committee’s winter hike so snow is considered a plus. The hike is free and open to the public.

The forecast for Sunday is mostly sunny with a high around 34 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Meet in parking lot

On March 22, hikers should gather in the parking area at the Shelton Land Conservation Trust property at Nicholdale Farm on Route 110 (the nearest house 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.

Waterproof boots are suggested. If there’s still snow on the ground on March 22, people are welcome to use snowshoes or cross country skis rather than walk. Small children may be comfortable on flat sleds that can be pushed with ropes, if people want to bring them.

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