Upcoming Events

November 2020

Saturday, November 21st, 1:00pm – Pre-Thanksgiving Day Hike
Meet at the parking area on E. River Road at the bottom of Greenwoods Road (near the gate), Barkhamsted. We’ll hike to the overlooks, snack at the top and explore the pre-winter wonders of Peoples State Forest. Co-sponsored Barkhamsted Recreation Department, Farmington River Steward and FALPS. Free and open to all. Bring a mask.

December 2020

Saturday, December 12, 4:00pm
Zoom presentation just in time for the holidays!
Join Mat Jobin for a talk on what the outdoor enthusiast you are trying to buy for really wants – or look for yourself!  From GPS units, trekking poles, snowshoes, to winter boots.  Mat will make suggestions on gear he thoroughly knows and has given the Reach Your Summit stamp of approval. Zoom information will be provided on the FALPS Website and Facebook page the day before the vent.

Sunday, December 20, 1:30pm
Winter Solstice hike. Join us for a 2-3 mile trek through the forest. Moderate hiking level. Meet at Matthies Grove parking area. Free and open to all. Bring a mask.

FALPS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

To be announced.

Past Events

  • Myths and Legends – Sky Stories from Various Cultures – A presentation by the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club
  • How to Coexist with Bears in our Midst: The Facts, the Myths, the Reality
  • Maple Sugaring: Keeping it Real in New England
  • Signs in the Forest
  • Pre-Super Bowl Hike
  • Mat Jobin of “Reach Your Summit” guide service – Hike
  • First Day Hike
  • Booth at the Riverton Fair
  • Erik Landgraf and poet David Leff hike through Peoples State Forest
  • Annual Before Thanksgiving Holiday Hike
  • Make your own walking sticks with decorations to go with them
  • Friday Night at the Pavilion Civilian Conservation Corps & Youth Conservation Corps program
  • Full Moon Night Hike 
  • Group hike with Jim Starble
  • Nature Photography Workshop with Paul Edwards
  • “Learn to Bird” hike with John Weeks
  • “Vernal Pools” with James Arrigoni
  • Hike and Explore the forest from “Off the Beaten Trails” 
  • Wildflower Walk with Erik Landgraf
  • Bluebirds and monitoring Bluebird boxes with Master Wildlife Conservationist Fred Lowman
  • FALPS 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day hike with Paul“Hart to Hart”land
  • Native Vegetation Plantings for  Wildlife with DEEP Wildlife Biologist, Peter Picone
  • FALPS 2nd Annual Pre-Superbowl group hike with Ralph Scarpino
  • Winter Tree Identification with Master Naturalist, Lynn Kochiss
  • FALPS Pine Cone Ornament Craft and Holiday Nature Gift Wrapping
  • Christmas in Riverton FALPS walking stick crafting activity
  • Hawk Watch with John Weeks
  • Friday Night at the Pavilion
  • FALPS 4th Annual Meeting
  • “S’mores, Meteors and Tales”–About 10 hardy, adventurous souls turned out for our event, S’mores, Meteors and Tales, last night, Saturday, August 11th. What a blast we had learning about meteors, swapping stories and eating s’mores! Meteors, no doubt, were up there in the sky streaking by, but blocked by clouds. Thanks to Shaw from, “The Lakeville Journal” for stopping by! FALPS Friday Night at the Pavilion Civilian Conservation Corps & Youth Conservation Corps program,
  • FALPS Full Moon Night Hike 
  • Group Hike with Jim Starble
  • Nature Photography Workshop with Paul Edwards
  • “Learn to Bird” Hike with John Weeks
  • “Vernal Pools” with James Arrigoni
  • Hike and Explore the Forest from “Off the Beaten Trails” 
  • Wildflower Walk with Erik Landgraf
  • Bluebirds and monitoring Bluebird boxes with Master Wildlife Conservationist Fred Lowman
  • FALPS 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day hike with Paul “Hart to Hart”land
  • Native Vegetation Plantings for  Wildlife with DEEP Wildlife Biologist, Peter Picone
  • FALPS 2nd Annual Pre-Superbowl group hike with Ralph Scarpino
  • Winter Tree Identification with Master Naturalist, Lynn Kochiss
  • FALPS Pine Cone Ornament Craft and Holiday Nature Gift Wrapping
  • Christmas in Riverton FALPS walking stick crafting activity
  • Hawk Watch with John Weeks
  • Friday Night at the Pavilion
  • FALPS 4th Annual Meeting
  • “S’mores, Meteors and Tales”–About 10 hardy, adventurous souls turned out for our event, S’mores, Meteors and Tales, last night, Saturday, August 11th. What a blast we had learning about meteors, swapping stories and eating s’mores! Meteors, no doubt, were up there in the sky streaking by, but blocked by clouds. Thanks to Shaw from, “The Lakeville Journal” for stopping by!