#VetHikes are informal & free hikes around greater New Haven with some veterans and friends for a few hours.
WEST RIVER WAR MEMORIAL #VETHIKE: Free, fun, and flat 5.2 mile hike around the West River visiting six war memorials in New Haven. Assemble for free on-street parking by Westville Music Bowl (45 Yale Ave., New Haven, CT).
Stops include (clockwise):
[Soldiers’ Memorial Gateway, Beecher Park may be included]
There is no service, medical, or straggler support; no drugs/alcohol, no angry/aggressive dogs, no whining, no weapons, and no religious or partisan political stuff, please. Coffee, camaraderie, friendly pets, and student veteran groups are welcome.
Uniform is weather and hiking appropriate gear.
Military-themed outwear is encouraged for service members and veterans.
NHVets.us is an umbrella association of New Haven veteran service organizations seeking to coordinate activities and pool resources.