Hikes & Events


Sunday, October 13, 7:00 p.m.

Autumn Moonlight Walk

We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of this amazing event! Bring a flashlight and join us for an evening stroll on the Garvan Trail at the Surf Club. A bagpiper will lead the way. After the walk members of the Astronomical Society of New Haven will set up telescopes for viewing the moon, planets and stars in the night-time sky.

Refreshments will be served in the Surf Club building where we’ll be celebrating Joan O’Neill. Joan brought the idea for the moonlight walk to Madison 25 years ago and led it for many years after. Join us as we let her know how grateful we are for this annual event and her many contributions to Madison.

Heavy rain cancels the hike.

Bird nerds

Saturday, October 19, 8:00 a.m.

Fall Birding Hike, Hammonasset State Park

Join nationally recognized wildlife artist and birder Mike DiGiorgio on a search for fall migrants at Hammonasset.  Binoculars are recommended.  No dogs, please.  Meet at the Meigs Point Nature Center parking lot. 

Heavy rain cancels the hike.

Sunday, November 3, 1:00 p.m.

Geocaching Hike at Summer Hill Preserve

Learn the popular sport of geocaching with MLCT board member and active geocacher Ian Taylor. There are geocaches hidden on all 22 MLCT trails and Ian has found them all. Discover how to access clues, then use your GPS or cell phone to navigate and locate hidden treasures. The hike will be on the Summer Hill trail. Meet at the parking lot on Summer Hill Road.

Heavy rain cancels the hike.

Friday, November 8, 7:00 p.m.

MLCT Annual Meeting, North Madison Congregational Church
Birding in Connecticut” with Frank Gallo

Join us for a book talk and signing with Frank Gallo, former associate director of Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center in Milford. Birding in Connecticut is the definitive guide to where, when and how to find birds in the state. Frank is a leading expert on where to find birds in Connecticut and has led birding expeditions all over the world. He is a tour leader for Sunrise Birding, LLC, a member of the Connecticut Avian Rare Records Committee, and a federally licensed master bird bander. Frank is also the author of two children’s books and is a published freelance photographer.



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Hunting, camping, fires, cutting trees or vegetation, horses, and motorized vehicles are all prohibited on Madison Land Conservation Trust property. MLCT trails and properties are for hiking only.

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed. Please pick up all animal waste.