WalkCT Family Ramble: Salter's Pond
Lydall St and Coleman Rd, Hartford
Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Families with school-aged children
Celebrate Halloween on this historical ramble. Dress in your comfortable costume and listen to the stories of days past, when "Northenders" learned to swim at Salter's Pond before the modern community pool was built. Travel further back in time and discover when the millpond was created - and what reason it was built. The ramble may be wet depending on the weather, and ramblers should wear sturdy waterproof footwear; the route is not mountainous, but does have stairs and bumpy spots where roots stick out—so participants need to be agile. This ramble will take about 1-1/4 hours round trip.
INCLEMENT WEATHER: Rain or shine, but extreme weather cancels.
Meet at the parking lot of the town swimming pool on Lydall Street, east of the intersection with Coleman Road.
From I-84, take the Route 30/Route 83 exit, Exit 63, toward South Windsor. At end of ramp, at the light, go straight through intersection onto Oakland Street. Go 1.1 miles on Oakland Street, and after crossing railroad tracks, turn right onto Woodbridge Street. In 0.7 miles, at a stop sign, bear slightly left onto Lydall Street. In about 0.1 miles, at next stop sign, continue straight, and you will see the parking lot for Salter's Pond on your left.