|The Sholan Farms gazebo was our pre-hike gathering spot.|
|Flashlights and moonlight were our only illumination|
|Post-hike chatting and warming up by the campfire|
Friday, August 12th, 2016 Click for details
Friday, September 9th, 2016 Click for details
- The hikes are held year-round on the 2nd Friday of the month, weather permitting. In the winter, sometimes they will offer a snowshoe hike or cross-country ski “hikes”! In the winter, they may choose a different location to meet to facilitate the show-shoeing or skiing so always call ahead to verify the location of the hike, especially in the winter or unusual weather.
- If you call ahead, best to call during the daytime hours as nothing looked open during the night hike and you’d likely reach a recording.
- Arrive early—about 15 minutes before the hike begins. It would be difficult to join the hike after the group has left.
- Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome.
- Cocoa and tea are provided after the hike. You are invited to bring your own marshmallows, hot dogs, etc.
- Bring flashlights. Wear good hiking shoes. Dress appropriately for the weather as it is all outdoors.
- Bring a flashlight for each child. Dress appropriately for cooler temps.
- As it is dark out, you might find it helpful to dress your child in something white or bright like a hat, scarf, etc to spot them easily.
- This not a stroller-friendly hike.
- Make sure your child is up for the task. It is an hour of walking and there’s no real way to depart early.
- Remind them to use a quiet voice and stay close.
- The pace the guide sets is brisk. All the children on our hike were successful at keeping up. Even if your family is a little behind the hiking guide, it’s easy to find a group of hikers on the trail.
- We recommend having at least as many adults in your group as children you have in tow.
- The youngest child we saw was about 5 and she completed the hike remarkably well but most kids were 8-10 years old (or teens) and this seemed like a reasonable age to feel confident they could keep up and complete the hike. The hike lasts about an hour and starts at 8pm so their energy at that hour should be factored in.
- Bring some goodies to toast in the fire after the hike!