Educational and Recreational Activities

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Friends of Pachaug Forest hold indoor and outdoor activities such as bird watching tours, fishing competitions, scavenger hunts, park maintenance gatherings, assembling picnic tables, kayaking outings, plein aire and photography opportunities, hiking, and other educational programs.

If you want to lead a hike or an activity, please let us know. We invite you to join us in creating a lecture, activity, or adventure!


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Postponed - Spring Hike

March 21, 2020, 10am - 12:30pm

Quinnebaug Trail, North

Ryan Snide, leader

Meet at Hell Hollow Pond- travel from Voluntown, Rt. 49

This is a 3.5 mile long hike.

This is a Free Event. Donations are Accepted

Postponed -Children's Fishing Derby

April 11, 2020, 10am - 1pm

Old Pachaug Fish Hatchery

Please Register.


Canceled- Birding with Maggie Jones

Saturday, May 16, 2020 8am - 10am

603 Shetucket Turnpike, Wickaboxet Meadow Parking Area on Left, Voluntown, CT

Maggie Jones, leader and Ornithologist

Come along on a spring birding walk led by ornithologist Maggie Jones. May is the peak time for migratory birds returning to eastern forest breeding grounds from their winter homes in the Central and South Americas. Pachaug Forest provides critical habitat for a variety of warblers, vireos, tanagers and other migrants, including many forest interior specialists. Learn about the ecological importance and role of birds as we identify different species by song and sight on this exploratory walk. Birds face many threats, and our conservation efforts are more important now than ever!

Maggie Jones is a Landscape Ecologist and Executive Director Emeritus of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center in Mystic. She has led birding walks, surveyed and studied birds in southeastern CT for over 35 years, working with the Nature Conservancy, CT DEEP, and US Fish & Wildlife Service.

Don’t forget to bring binoculars if you have them!

Make every day Earth Day! Please keep the forest clean from litter

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