The community is invited to participate in a guided walk through Quarry Head State Park on Sunday, June 24, at 1. The walk will include adjacent Harrison-Smith property, owned by the Wilton Land Conservation Trust which is sponsoring the event along with the Wilton Conservation Commission, Wilton Garden Club, and Norwalk River Watershed Association.
The walk, to be led by one of the conservation commissioners, will follow the newly installed trail work addressing erosion of one hillside. Designed and implemented by volunteers, this pathway also improves the ease of climbing that hill and provides clearer guidance for hikers in this area of the park.
Attendees will also see the deer exclosure established about a decade ago as an experiment to assess impact on the understory when deer are kept away from the plants growing beneath the tree canopy.
Following the walk, there will be refreshments and time to ask questions and to visit with neighbors and representatives of the organizations sponsoring the walk.
Quarry Head is owned by the state and managed by the town. The entrance is on Ridgefield Road, just south of Millstone Road. The driveway will be marked with balloons.
The walk will begin near the ruins of a former home on the property at the picnic table overlooking Long Island Sound. The commission recommends attendees wear long pants tucked into socks and a long-sleeved shirt. All are welcome, including dogs on leashes.
Those who pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org will be contacted should weather require postponement of the walk.
The next walk will explore the grounds of Weir Farm National Historic Site on Sunday, July 8, at 10 a.m.