Shelton Hosts Guided Hike to Celebrate National Trails Day

In celebration of National Trails Day, the Shelton Trails Committee will be hosting a guided hike on Saturday, June 4 at 9 a.m. at Indian Well State Park and the Shelton Land Trust’s Tahmore Preserve. The two-mile hike offers scenic views of the Housatonic River and an optional branch to the falls.

Over the past two years, the Tahmore Trail has been rerouted and improved to provide better footing, better views and new loop options, according to committee member Val Gosset.

Despite the short distance, the trail climbs steeply, providing a good workout, Gosset said, adding that the return route follows the recently created Beach Cutoff Trail that parallels Indian Well Road.

Hikers will congregate at the trail kiosk in the small parking lot directly across from the main entrance to Indian Well State Park Beach. Additional parking is available on the main beach lot at Indian Well State Park. Parking is free for Connecticut residents. There is an entrance fee for those coming from out of state.

Children and pets on a leash are welcome. Note that the terrain is not suitable for strollers. Shoes with good traction, insect repellent and water are recommended. Arrival at 8:45 a.m. for a departure at 9 a.m. Advance registration is not required. The rain date is Sunday, June 5 at 9 a.m.

For more details, visit the Shelton Trails Committee blog at To receive email notifications of future Shelton Trails Committee events, email [email protected]

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