What better way to start off 2018 than with a winter full moon hike in the Litchfield Hills...and, this is not just any hike, it is one with snowshoes organized by Sportsmen in Litchfield. In recent years, snowshoeing has become a popular recreational sport. An Outdoor Industry Association report released in January 2014 estimated snowshoeing participation grew more than 40 percent in the previous five years.
With winter in full swing, snowshoeing is an outdoor activity that can be done in virtually all types of weather. Snowshoes distribute a person's weight over a wider area, making for easier travel over ice and snow.
Sportsmen in Litchfield is offering three snowshoe full moon hike expeditions. The first one takes place on January 1 from 6 pm - 9 pm. The hike meanders subtly up Apple Hill, where hikers will catch a beautiful view of Bantam Lake and the surrounding hills under the Super Moon!! A great hike for veteran and new snowshoe enthusiasts!! The meeting point for this hike is at the Apple Hill Trail Head @ the intersection Marsh Point Road and East Shore Road in Morris @ 6pm. Following the hike participants will enjoy a cozy camp fire, snacks & libations!
On January 31 from 6 pm to 9 pm another hike will take place with a hike around Camp Columbia that was established by Columbia University for their School of Surveying. The hallmark of the park is the 75-foot-high observation tower built in 1942 by members of Columbia University's Class of 1906. The tower is the only remaining structure on 591 acre property. We will hike through the remains of the camp, which some note to be haunted, where we hope to catch a beautiful view of the Super Moon!! A great hike for history buffs and veteran and new snowshoe enthusiasts!!
Following the hike we will enjoy a cozy camp fire, snacks & libations! The meeting point to start this hike is the Camp Columbia Parking area off Rte. 109 in Morris @ 6 pm.
The final hike of the season takes place on March 1 at 6 pm. at the Litchfield Town Beach. To reserve your spot and snowshoes contact 860-567-3167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.