MYSTIC, Conn. - Summer programs at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (DPNC) have begun and will continue through Aug. 31. These programs are for all ages to enjoy time in nature, whether as a family or individually. DPNC offers hikes, cooking, gardening, cooking programs and more. DPNC also participates in Blue Star Museums, so general admission to the Nature Center's natural history exhibits are free to military personnel and their families. For more information, or to sign up for an activity, call (860) 536-1216 or visit

Family Hike and Picnic

Round out your week with a family hike and picnic dinner at the Nature Center, July 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Pack your dinner and we will explore the trails and enjoy a picnic in the woods before heading back to DPNC for a dessert of s’mores around the campfire. Meets at DPNC. Cost for members is $4.25, $5 for non-members.

Hike the Peace Sanctuary

End the summer work week with a relaxing walk at the Peace Sanctuary, July 19 from 5 to 6 p.m. We’ll stroll the hillside enjoying the summer evening and admiring the beautiful view of the Mystic River. Meet at the bottom of the driveway by Peace Sanctuary on River Road in Mystic. This free program is suited for adults and older interested children.

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