Tug Hill Tomorrow guides hike at wildlife sanctuary

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Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust plans a free, family-friendly guided hike in the woods at its Joseph A. Blake Wildlife Sanctuary in Rutland from 10 a.m. to noon June 22.

The hike will be led by Lin Gibbs, Tug Hill Tomorrow’s community programs director, with activities designed to engage the senses and inspire discovery. Participants are asked to dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes such as waterproof boots if it has been wet, and to bring tick and bug repellent. THTLT will have some water and snacks on hand. If you’d like to have lunch at the trailhead after the hike, you are welcome to bring a bag lunch.

The hike meets at the sanctuary parking lot adjacent to 31270 Middle Road in Rutland. Look for the wooden sign at the entrance to the parking lot. For more information, or to RSVP, which is encouraged, contact Gibbs at 315-779-2239 or lgibbs@tughilltomorrow.org.

Protected by Tug Hill Tomorrow, the Joseph A. Blake Wildlife Sanctuary is open year-round to the public for hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The sanctuary offers free public programs year-round for the community to explore and learn more about nature.

Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust is a non-profit regional organization that works with private landowners to protect and foster responsible stewardship practices of working forests, farms, recreation and wild lands in northern New York’s 2,100 square-mile Tug Hill region. The Tug Hill region covers parts of Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and Oswego Counties. More than 19,000 acres of Tug Hill’s forests, farms, and wildlife habitat have been protected by the Land Trust.

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