LGBTQ

Pride Hikes: Arms Forest

Co-hosted by Audubon Vermont, Pride Center of Vermont, Outright Vermont, and Burlington Parks Recreation and Waterfront

Saturday, September 10, 2022
1:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern Burlington, Vermont

Location Details

Arms Forest

52 Institute Road, Burlington, 05408, VT

We will meet in the northern parking lot of the old Burlington High School.

Pride Hikes: Arms Forest

September 10, 2022 - Burlington, VT

Please register in advance.
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Come out to celebrate Burlington's Pride week with LGBTQIA++ hikers. We'll explore Burlington's Arms Forest located near the shores of Lake Champlain. 

The old forest landscape of the “Arms Grant” rewards visitors with rare natural communities and brims with clues of centuries of land use history. Visitors will find an extensive trail network lined with unusual plants, glimpses of deer and fox, and old farm roads shaded by rich canopies of centurion oaks. A hidden quarry even connects us to a Burlington that was once the national center of marble manufacturing. A rare gem in the necklace of Burlington’s open landscapes, this 30-acre park is located in the New North End’s largest area of contiguous undeveloped lands, nestled between Rock Point and the Intervale floodplain across North Avenue. - Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront

Explore more about the history and natural communities of Arms Park

Please register in advance for COVID contact-tracing purposes and to let us know your hiking preferences. Your information will be kept confidential and used only for COVID-19 tracing. All ages, allies, and families welcome! Youth under 18 years should be accompanied by a parent/guardian. To hold your spot please sign up here: CLICK HERE!

Questions? Contact Gwendolyn Causer at gwendolyn.causer@audubon.org

Pride Hikes are a collaboration between Audubon Vermont, the Pride Center of Vermont, and Outright Vermont.  Pride Hikes have been happening every month since June of 2018 and go beyond being "welcoming to everyone" to creating a safe, affirming space for LGBTQIA++ community members.

Please wear weather-appropriate clothing, bring a mask (see COVID details below), snacks, and plenty of water!  Please bring anything else you will need to feel comfortable outdoors for a little over an hour or two, such as sturdy walking shoes, insect repellent, and sunscreen. 

Dogs are welcome as long as they are leashed.

Trail/accessibility information: Our walk will be at a slow (birding) pace and will cover approximately 2 miles. The trails are unpaved and rocky in some places.  The trail surface is a combination of packed dirt, gravel/crushed stone, boardwalk/bog bridging. There are plenty of different trail routes to choose from and we can check in with the group to see what's best for everyone. Trail map available here: https://enjoyburlington.com/place/arms-park-trails/

No bathroom facilities are available on site - the closest public bathroom is located at North Beach. 

If you require accommodations or have questions about accessibility, please contact Audubon Vermont at gwendolyn.causer@audubon.org

COVID Safety: We are committed to our community's health & safety.  

We understand that some people - even those who are vaccinated, or those who have health concerns, or those who might just feel more comfortable - may choose to continue to wear a mask even when outdoors and distanced. We wholeheartedly support their decision and ask all program participants to be respectful of their choice. We recognize that the decision to wear a mask and comfort levels could change for individuals, even over the course of an event. Program participants should feel comfortable to ask others to physically distance. 

Please do not attend if you are sick or symptomatic (with fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath), if you have received a positive COVID-19 test result within the last 14 days, or if you have had contact with any other person who is diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.   

We will be collecting COVID-19 contact tracing information from everyone when you register for the event. This information will be kept confidential and will be used only for COVID-19 tracing or to contact you should the event need to be cancelled or rescheduled. 

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