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Over the weekend OTH learned about the Wilton Town Hiking Contest, for the first time. From what he read in the Wilton Bulletin, it looks like this contest has been in place since last October! It was due to end on April 25, but because of all the rain, it has been extended until about the end of June, (OTH not sure). What rock has OTH been living under!

To compete, individuals are to walk in 12 different open spaces in Wilton, or as many as they can get to. Entry forms are available at the Conservation Commission office in the town hall annex or online at wiltongogreen.org/eventsprograms. The contest is sponsored by Wilton Go Green in partnership with the Wilton Library, Wilton Family Y, Alliance for a Healthy Community, Wilton Conservation Commission and Wilton land Trust. Quite a line up. A drawing will be held on July 4 to select the winners. For more information check the call Environmental Affairs @ 203.563.0180 or email info@wiltongogreen.org.

There’s not a lot of time left but OTH is going to give it a try. He figures his garden walk at Weir Farm on Saturday takes care of that square. Today he went over to the Town Forest to walk down to one of his favorite spots, the Sheep Falls. No one is going to confuse Sheep Falls with Niagara Falls, but it’s pleasant place to listen to the water as it drops down across several rock outcroppings. Legend has it that one of the early farmers in the area used the falls to wash his herd of sheep. Works for OTH.

Sheep Falls

Sheep Falls

A few facts about the Wilton Town Forest. It encompasses 188 acres in north Wilton. There is a network of trails that provide a nice variety of walks and different levels of effort required. Although none of them are very demanding, there are some grades to climb or descend. The Sheep Falls are in the northern end of the property. Trail maps are available for the Town Forest and all town open space at http://www.wiltonct.org/departments/conservation/conservation0.html.

OTH will keep everybody apprised of his progress toward the goal of walking all 12 open spaces.


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