Residents invited to hike Solomon property Sunday

Residents are invited to enjoy a fall afternoon nature hike this Sunday at Milford’s 100-acre Solomon Woods property. The  trail meanders through an upland wetland forest of streams and vernal pools in North Milford.

The hike will take 1.5 to 2 hours, and is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Participants will walk around the wetlands and rocky outcrops and see evidence of the Wisconsin Glacier that covered Milford with an estimated 1,800 feet of ice. The trail loops around several vernal pools, old New England rock walls and building foundations. The hike will cross four shallow stream beds that are now dried up, using stepping stones.

“I would encourage car pooling for those that can arrange it,” said Milford’s Open Space Manager Steve Johnson. “Parking is limited at the 810 West River Street address where we will start the hike.  If extra people are interested in joining the hike than parking safely allows, I can arrange a shuttle to the Eisenhower Dog Park entrance for overflow parking.”

Since parking is limited, Johnson is asking people to RSVP to if they plan to attend.

Sunday’s weather is predicted to be sunny in the high 50s, he said.