Land Trust leads winter hikes

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Cold Moon Hike

Hike from the Granby Land Trust’s Seth and Lucy Holcombe Preserve to Emery Farm on Saturday, Dec. 22. Meet at Emery Farm at 3:30 p.m. sharp.

Watch the full moon rise from atop Crag Mountain, then descend to Emery Farm for refreshments. This moderately strenuous hike, led by GLT board member Dave Emery and his wife (GLT property steward) Jenny, will take us from the GLT’s Seth and Lucy Holcombe Preserve on Silver Street to the top of Crag Mountain for a 4:37 p.m. moonrise, then down to Emery Farm on Loomis Street.

We will park at Emery Farm, be shuttled to the Holcombe Preserve, and end our hike back at Emery Farm for refreshments and holiday cheer. The Emerys are very good friends to the Land Trust and a portion of Emery Farm is preserved forever through a GLT conservation easement. No dogs, please. Headlamps encouraged. Registration is required; please send an email to

New Year’s Day

Hike Hike the trails of the Land Trust’s Mary Edwards Mountain Property on Tuesday, Jan. 1, starting at 9 a.m. sharp.

Ring in the New Year with a walk in the woods. Join Land Trust board member Fran Armentano for the 11th annual New Year’s Day Hike on the Land Trust’s spectacular Mary Edwards Mountain Property in North Granby. The hike will be about three miles, and terrain is variable with some steep sections. Should there be deep snow, please bring snowshoes. Meet at the Mountain Road entrance to the property (just north of the intersection with Silkey Road) by 9 a.m. To register or for more details, please contact Fran Armentano at 860-653-0631 or at