Kent Land Trust and Kent Historical Society
jointly sponsored two walks in July
Kent Land Trust and Kent Historical Society jointly sponsored two walks in July in conjunction with the 2015 exhibit, “Camps of Kent: Memories of Summer.”
The first walk was held Saturday, July 25 at the former Camp Francis property, now known as the East Kent Hamlet Nature Preserve, at 39 Kent Hollow Road. All Camp Francis alumnae were invited to attend, as well as members of the public. This event was part of the reunion festivities planned for Camp Francis alumnae and staff.
The second walk was held when the moon was full at the Avian Preserve, located off North Kent Road, Friday, July 31. Participants explored new landscapes and practiced using all their senses while walking the trail at twilight. The walk ended with a campfire and s’mores. South Kent resident John Baker, who has been collecting and performing folk songs for many years, lead the group in camp songs.
The Kent Land Trust began offering seasonal full-moon hikes /walks in 2014. The Historical Society’s exhibit in 2015 celebrated summer with an in-depth look at camping and the outdoors, “Camps of Kent: Memories of Summer,” so the organizations decided to combine their efforts for this mid-summer hike.
There are many things associated with camping and enjoying the great outdoors. Hiking/walking is one of them and the Kent Land Trust has been making an effort in recent years to make their properties more accessible with publicity of organized hikes/walks, and new trail maps have recently been published for three preserves.