Spend the morning exploring new trail systems, trying out a variety of Merrell product, and meeting other members of the community, including the Outdoor Sports Center staff. We are pleased to have Merrell join us for guided hikes around our local area this summer. Each hike will range from 3 to 5 miles long, with varying terrain and difficulty. Reserve your spot online for a chance to test Merrell’s new hiking shoes, and enjoy the outdoors with us.
SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH
Devil’s Den Land Preserve (4.2 miles)
Join us for a chance to test Merrell's new Trail Glove 5, Nova or Antora Trail Shoes during this hike. We will be accompanied by, Leave No Trace Master Teacher: Heather Darley, teaching us the best ways to make little to no impact on the natural environment. Merrell is also generously offering prizes and a swag bag raffle to one lucky winner. We will be meeting at 9:00 am at the entrance of Devil's Den Land Preserve (33 Pent Rd, Weston, CT 06883) to set out on our hike by 9:15 am. Please register for this event here. Come prepared with water, sunscreen, and bug spray.
SUNDAY, JULY 14TH
Topstone Park (2.4 miles)
Test out the traction and comfort of Merrell's new 2019 Choprock Hydrohike Shoe around Topstone Park. This shoe is specifically designed to dry out fast when hiking near water and protect your feet from debris. It is the perfect water shoe for paddleboarding, canoeing, or hiking upstream, and we are excited for the chance to get our feet wet and put the Choprock shoe to the test! This park also has a great lookout and challenging terrain. We will be meeting at 9:00 am at the main parking lot of Topstone Park (72 Topstone Rd, Redding, CT 06896) and head out by 9:15 am. Please register for this event here, and remember to bring bug spray, sunscreen, and water to stay hydrated. Merrell is also generously offering free swag at each hike and a swag bag raffle to one lucky winner.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3RD
Woodcock Nature Center (3.5 miles)
Join us for a guided hike and trail run through the Woodcock Nature Center as part of our new Summer Hike Series, happening once a month at a local trail system in our surrounding area. Choose between two different pace groups of either trail running or a leisurely hike that will range from 2-4 miles at a moderate pace. We are excited to be joined on these hikes by Merrell, who will be offering a chance to test out their new line of trail running shoes and hikers. (The Trail Glove 5, or Nova and Antora) We will also be setting up a trail mix bar for everyone to make their own snack before the hike begins. Don't forget Merrell is generously offering free swag at each hike and a swag bag raffle to one lucky winner. Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 3rd, to meet at 9am at Woodcock Nature Center (56 Deer Run Rd, Wilton, CT 06897) Please register for this event here.