Take a Hike! Ridgefield’s Trails and Open Space

June 12th @ 7:00pm:  Join Ridgefield Conservation Commission commissioners Matt Sharp and Jim Liptack for a discussion of the over 55 miles of hikes that are available on Town open space. Learn how best to prepare and what to bring for a day hike as well as key safety tips. In addition, they will point out top hikes and sights for both experienced and beginning walkers. An updated Ridgefield walk book should be available coincident with the lecture as well as online.

Matt has planned and led backpacking trips to the Adirondacks, Appalachian Trail CT & NY, Yosemite, John Muir Trail, High Sierra Trail Sequoia/ Mt. Whitney, Teton Crest Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park and North Cascade National Park. In 2019, Matt became a Trail Maintainer for the CT Appalachian Trail.

Jim has been actively working with the Appalachian Mountain Club, as trail crew since 1978 and trail section manager since 1984. He has been a trail maintainer for the Connecticut Forest and Parks Association since 1984. For the last ten years, he has also been the overseer of trails for the Connecticut Appalachian Mountain Club, scheduling and overseeing all maintenance and construction on the trails.

Learn more and register here.