May 20, 2019

Join a ‘Hiker’s Happy Hour’ This Evening at the Old Lyme Inn After a (Short!) Guided Hike

The Town of Old Lyme Open Space Commission, the Old Lyme Inn and the Old Lyme Land Trust are sponsoring a “Hiker’s Happy Hour” immediately after a guided walk this evening.

Hikers should meet at 4:15 p.m. at the town’s Champlain North open space.

After trekking the trails, hikers can enjoy a 5 p.m. happy hour at the adjacent Old Lyme Inn.

If the weather turns to steady rain, hikers can just go to the Inn, where Open Space Commission members will be happy to chat and discuss future walks.

The hike trailhead into the Champlain North open space is located at the end of Wyckford Lane, just north of exit 70 from I-95.  The public may park either at the Wyckford trailhead or behind the Inn.

People parking at the Inn should walk to the trailhead via a sidewalk.

Depending on the weather, the hike starting from Wyckford Lane trailhead may travel up to one mile or so, over about 45 minutes.

People preferring a short hike can just walk the trail to the Barbizon Oak, a historic 300-year-old white oak.

The trail is level, without elevation gain, up to the tree.

A Champlain North trail map may be found on the Open Space Commission web page.

Future “Hiker’s Happy Hours” at the Old Lyme Inn are scheduled for June 6, Sept. 5 and Oct. 3, with more information to follow.


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