Take a hike: Two walks planned in Shelton on Saturday for Trails Day

Two hikes are planned by the Shelton Trails Committee for Connecticut Trails Day on Saturday, June 7.

Both are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required.

A family-friendly four-mile hike will take place on the Shelton Lakes Recreation Path, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and ending at about 1 p.m.

This wide, smooth path is suitable for baby strollers and bikes. The route passes by two scenic lakes. Dogs on leashes are welcome.

Meet leader Terry Gallagher at the Pine Lake parking lot on Route 108. Vehicles will bring hikers back to the starting location. Direct questions by email to tg@borntoexplore.org.

Blue-blazed Paugussett Trail

A five-mile hike will take people on the newly opened extension of the blue-blazed Paugussett Trail, beginning at 1 p.m. and lasting until about 4 p.m.

Participants also will traverse woodland trails and the Rec Path, finishing where they began.

Meet leader Lynn Todd Reid at the Shelton Intermediate School parking lot on Constitution Boulevard. Direct questions by email to Ltreid@sbcglobal.net.

Rain postpones both hikes to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 8.