Meet at 5:15 p.m. to hike at 5:30 p.m. from the parking lot by the outdoor pool at Hubbard Park, 999 West Main St., Meriden, for this 3 to 4-mile loop around the park’s roads featuring the Merimere Reservoir and the early-blooming daffodils. There is no time to reach any peak on this evening hike. Rain cancels. Well-mannered dogs on leash okay.
Map at http://www.meridenlandtrust.com/Hubbard_quad.pdf. Dinner afterwards at 7 p.m. across the street at Castello Pizza for those wishing a meal: http://castellopizzact.com/
Directions: I-691 Exit 4. From I-691 West, turn left on Main St. From I-691 East, turn right on Main St. Go about 1 mile, make a left into the park, and drive around the lake until you see the pool, which is near 35 Mirror Lake Dr.
L: Tom Ebersold, email@example.com