By Peter A Rossetti Jr., Esq.
The Friends of Breakheart
Approximately 75 brave souls attended the First Day hike sponsored by the Friends of Breakheart and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) at Breakheart Reservation on Saturday, New Year’s Day, at 10 a.m.
There were two hikes led by DCR Rangers and Staff. A short hike of about two miles and a longer and more challenging one of four miles. All ages were represented, from very young to more senior hikers.
The rain held off until the end of the hike and the hikers were treated to healthy snacks and hot chocolate served by the Friends group, including Bob Nazzaro, Joyce Vecchiarelli, Val Kappa, Susan Tremonte Stein, and Peter Rossetti Jr.
Breakheart is a 600-acre park bisected by a paved road. Relatively warm December temperatures allowed for a leisurely and peaceful event that was enjoyed by all.
Future events are subject to weather and health conditions. However, snow sledding on the meadow next to the skating rink is planned if there is snow for weekends, and a possible Easter Egg Hunt. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk for walking and hiking.