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Pride Hikes: Red Rocks Park + Great Backyard Bird Count

February 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

Red Rocks Park

5 Central Avenue, South Burlington, 05403

We will meet at the entrance to the park.

LGBTQIA++ hikers (and birders) are gathering in the new year to stroll the trails of Red Rocks Park in South Burlington. This gem of a park is located right on the shores of Lake Champlain. We’ll plan to do an easy, accessible hike on a two mile loop which winds through wetlands, forests, and spectacular rocky ledges and viewpoints.  We will have plenty of options for the length, direction, and difficulty of our adventure. The Great Backyard Bird Count will be happening the following weekend, February 18-21, so we’ll get our eyes and ears warmed up for the big event!

Please register in advance for COVID contact-tracing purposes. Your information will be kept confidential and used only for COVID-19 tracing. To hold your spot, email Gwendolyn Causer at Audubon Vermont: gwendolyn.causer@audubon.org.

All ages, allies, and families welcome! Youth under 18 years should be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Dogs are very welcome as long as they are leashed.

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.

Trail/accessibility information: Our walk will be at an easy pace and will cover less than 2 miles. We are very flexible about the trails we choose based upon the needs of the group. The trails are wide and on a base of crushed rock. No bathroom facilities are available at the park in the winter. If you require accommodations or have questions about accessibility, please contact Audubon Vermont at gcauser@audubon.org.

A detailed trail map of Red Rocks Park is available here: http://cms6.revize.com/revize/southburlington/document_center/RecsParks/RedRocksTrailMap.pdf

Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and bring snacks and plenty of water!

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

We have developed safety protocols for our Audubon Center and our programs based on guidance from the Vermont State Health Department and the CDC. Masks are not required outdoors when people can be socially distanced, however they are encouraged for those who are unvaccinated. Please bring a mask to this event. If you do not have one, please reach out to staff and we will provide one for you.  Please see the Covid Data Tracker for more information about Covid-19 transmission rates by county in Vermont.

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.

Venue

Red Rocks Park
4 Central Ave
South Burlington, VT 05403 United States

Organizer

Audubon Vermont