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Westport Preserve Hosts Hike On ‘What Paul Newman Saw’

Actor Paul Newman swims in the winter near his Westport home. Photo Credit: Contributed
Paul Newman and his grandson out on the Aspetuck River. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. – To honor the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, who enjoyed hiking in the outdoors near his Westport home, the Aspetuck Land Trust will hold an early summer birding hike on land he donated to be preserved as open space.

The birding hike will be held June 12 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Newman-Poses Preserve in Westport.

Hosted by the Aspetuck Land Trust, managers of the preserve, the hike will focus on migratory and year-round species. Milan Bull, director of Science and Conservation for the Connecticut Audubon Society, will lead the hike.

The hike is open to the first 20 people who respond by email to .

The hike will begin at the entrance between 307 Bayberry Lane and 313 Bayberry Lane, north of Easton Road/Route 136.

The nonprofit land conservation organization Aspetuck Land Trust offers a variety of guided hikes for adults and kids each month focusing on bird watching, natural history, vernal pool study and local geology. For a full list of all hikes, visit .

The Aspetuck Land Trust is a local nonprofit land conservation organization founded in 1966 to preserve open space in Westport, Weston, Fairfield and Easton.

The ALT preserves provide passive recreation and educational opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy nature, while preserving the flora and fauna and rural characteristics of local communities. It maintains 44 trailed nature preserves and other conservation-only properties on over 1,700 acres of land.

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