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McLean Game Refuge Hike

Saturday, June 4, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

| Free

McLean Game Refuge  |  Salmon Brook St. (Rt. 10/202), Granby, 06035

This second event in the series ‘Simsbury and the History of Land Conservation’ will offer you an approximately 2-hour nature and history hike through easy terrain at the beautiful McLean Game Refuge.

Senator George P. McLean gave to the Farmington Valley an extraordinary legacy through his preservation of 3,200 acres of abandoned farms and wild land. Through his endowment, over 1000 acres have been added.

In these woods, he found respite from the pressures of state and national politics. McLean hunted and fished this land, sharing it with Presidents Coolidge, Taft and Hoover and Gifford Pinchot.

Your guide for this hike will be Steve A. Paine, who has been Director of the McLean Game Refuge since 1981. Steve is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the 4,100 acre property. His degree is in Natural Resources Conservation.

 Prior to this hike, at 10 am at the Simsbury Public Library, there will be a lecture about George McLean – sign up for that event separately.
This series of programs is made possible by a generous grant from Connecticut Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities which supports cultural and historic organizations that tell the state’s stories, build community and enrich lives.
Free and open to all but registration is required. Light snacks and water will be provided.

This hike, beginning at the Salmon Brook St. (Rt. 10/202) entrance in Granby, will take place unless there is a deluge or thunder storm. Please wear appropriate clothing for hiking. Light snacks and water will be available.

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