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Wear hiking shoes and bring a light snack and water. Children under age 16 must attend with an adult 18+. Cancelled if inclement weather. Leashed dogs generally OK; check for specifics.  Free nature walks located in Middletown, CT

Contact Beth Lapin( with questions or to register


Middletown Thinks Outside; No Box Required Celebratory Breakfast
January 12, 2020
Those who complete the challenge are invited to breakfast
Time: 10AM
Location: Middletown Senior Center, 61 Durant Terrace, Middletown, CT 06457

Sunday, February 2, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. (lasts ~1.5 hours)
Location: River Road, meet at Harbor Park, between restaurant and boat houses (GPS: 80 Harbor Dr, Middletown, CT 06457)
This is an easy hike, flat, paved, and plowed, along the Connecticut River, where we may see a bald eagle.

Sunday, March 8, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. (lasts ~1.5 hours)
Location: Long Hill Estate, from Main/Washington St intersection, travel 1.4 miles west of Route 66/Washington St. Turn left on West Street (Walgreens is on the corner. At 0.8 miles, turn right onto Wadsworth St. Driveway to the Mansion is 0.2 mile on left (GPS: 421 Wadsworth St). This is a mostly level loop walk through the park, with one steeper climb.

Sunday, April 5, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. (lasts ~1.5 hours)
Location: Hubbard Brook Preserve, Maromas: take Route 9 or Route 154 to Aircraft Road (exit 10 from Route 9). Follow Aircraft Rd about 2.5 miles, turn right onto River Rd, parking on left ~1 mile from River Rd/Aircraft Rd jctn (GPS: 3556 River Rd). A mostly level walk, we will explore this 75-acre park protected by an easement from CL+P to CT Forest and Park Association. The Preserve offers protected habitat for plants and wildlife, with scenic vistas of the Connecticut River.

Sunday, May 3, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. (lasts ~1.5 hours)
Location: Guida Farm Conservation Area: from Route 17 south (towards Durham), take the first left after Dooley Pond onto Round Hill Road. After 0.5 mi, at stop sign at intersection with Coleman and Round Hill, turn right into parking lot. (GPS: 300 Round Hill Road). On modulating trails, we will explore this 100-acre area protected by the city and Middlesex Land Trust. The Preserve offers wooded areas, open fields, and small ponds.


Interview with Beth  Lapin, EcoTherapist on WESU,  aired March 26, 2014 Interview with Beth Lapin, EcoTherapist on COMCAST Local Access Channel 15, aired August 24, 2012


View a list of previous  HealingNatureCT events

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