CT Trails Day: Archaeology Walk

Saturday, June 4

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


12:30 Archaeology Walk

Event SummaryJoin us for a Discover Sherwood Island Archaeology Walk on the new History Trail, led by Archaeologist Cece Saunders. Points of interest, terrain, traces of past inhabitants (Native Americans and settlers) will be examined.

Full Event DescriptionJoin us for a Discover Sherwood Island Archaeology Walk on the new History Trail, led by Archaeologist Cece Saunders. The walk will include points of interest, terrain, examining the traces of past inhabitants of Sherwood from 1000 B.C. to the 1940s. Leader Cece will share findings from recent excavations, including Native American, early settlers, and onion farmers. Along the trail various sites will be described and examined, and various artifacts, maps, old photos, and recent recoveries will be used to bring the island’s past inhabitants to life.


Cece Saunders

Total Distance: 

1.5 miles

Meeting Place: 

Meet at the Sherwood Island State Park Nature Center. Ask at the Park gate, turn left at East Beach, parking lot is adjacent to the Nature Center.

Rain Plan & Registration Details: 

Rain cancels.

Pre-registration is APPRECIATED

Questions and/or participant registration, contact: 

Alison Rivard


203 955-1943

Here’s more info from theConnecticut Forest & Park Association:

Connecticut is proud to host the largest National Trails Day® celebration in the nation.  Although we are a state small in size, we are big on outdoor fun!

Plan on getting your heart pumping and celebrate the thousands of miles of trails in Connecticut with us.  Host your own event or grab your friends and family and hit a trail in your community.

Online event registration is now open, click here to register your event today. Also, check back in late Spring for our online directory to find events throughout the state.

Last year there were 225 trail events in 133 towns to choose from. Thank you to all the event organizers, leaders, sponsors, volunteers, and participants who helped to make the 2015 celebration truly special. We hope to see you all again this year.

For more info, see the Connecticut Forest & Park Association’s siteAnd the National Hiking Society’s June 4 National Trails Day site.

And yes, Connecticut had the most events of all 50 states–by far!

PS: Writers and Photographers: you can submit stories about your hike, and even photos here.