SPRING Outdoors 2017!

Walkers, Hikers, TLGV partners & members – Spring Outdoors is here – click for brochure or  scroll down to see all of your choices!


Spring Outdoors runs from the Spring Equinox on March 20 until the Summer Solstice on June 21.  Spring Outdoors connects you to lands, waters, and trails in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor, including some properties not normally accessible to the public.

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Your Spring Outdoors choices in 2017:

 

Keep Killingly Clean Month-Long Town-Wide Cleanup
April 1 – April 30, 2017
Difficulty: n/a.
Address: throughout the town, Killingly, CT.
Expect this! Beginning April 1st, SIGN UP to participate! Pick up green trash bags at the Economic Development Office on the 2nd floor of the Town Hall (172 Main Street.) COLLECT trash in your neighborhood, streets & open spaces. Trash PICK UP by the town will be on Mondays April 10th, 17th and 24th. For more information contact Elsie or Judy at ecdev@killinglyct.gov or call 860-779-5350. Questions? 860-779-5350. Time/Distance: Entire month of April.
Sponsored by: Town of Killingly, CT.
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Clean Up Lebanon Month-Long Town-Wide Cleanup
April 1 – April 30, 2017
Address: throughout the town, Lebanon, CT.
Expect this! In commemoration of Earth Day Lebanon’s Conservation & Agricultural Commission remind residents that there are plenty of ways to celebrate the earth. Free blue garbage bags are available prior to Earth Day in the Office of the First Selectman to be used to pick up roadside rubbish during the month of April. Leave your bags by the side of the road, call 860-642-6100 and town crews will pick them up. Be sure to wear bright-colored clothes and watch out for traffic. Lebanon is home to many trails for walking and biking. Clean up and then enjoy them! Questions? 860-642-6100
Sponsored by: Town of Lebanon, CT. 
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Thompson Together’s Month-Long Town-Wide Cleanup
April 1 – April 30, 2017
Difficulty: n/a.. Address: throughout the town, Thompson, CT.
Expect this! Thompson Together, Inc. will be doing their annual month-long town-wide cleanup in the Town of Thompson. The Town of Thompson will provide a dumpster designated for the cleanup.Questions? 860-928-1742Time/Distance: Entire month of April. Sponsored by: Thompson Together, Inc.
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NFA Students Cleanup Norwich
Select Days in April & May
Difficulty: n/a. Address: from NFA to Howard Brown Park & at the Marina at America’s Wharf, Norwich, CT.
Expect this! Norwich Free Academy Marine & Environmental Sciences students will be doing cleanups from NFA to Howard Brown Park and the Marina at Americas Wharf on select dates in April and May. Toot and give them a thumbs up when you see them at work! Questions? 860-887-2505. Sponsored by: Norwich Free Academy
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Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7 – 8 pm
Key(s):Pre-registration by 4/25/17 to 860-429-3333 or waltonvd@mansfieldct.org. Address: Mansfield Public Library, 54 Warrenville Rd. (Rte. 89), Buchanan Auditorium, Mansfield, CT.
Expect this! The Town of Mansfield is offering a series of free workshops focused on landscaping techniques that reduce storm water pressure, soil erosion, pesticide, herbicide and synthetic fertilizer use and support a healthy environment around our homes. Residents from other communities are welcome to attend. Calling all gardeners or want-to-be gardeners interested in learning how to nourish the soil without disturbing it. Organic farmer, Brian O’Hara, will share no-till techniques that incorporate compost, mulch, cover crops and proper fertilization. Brian has experience growing large volumes of crops off of a small piece of land while building the soil. Questions? 860-429-3333. Time/Distance: 1 hour, n/a. Sponsored by: Town of Mansfield, CT
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Girl Scout Troop 64007 Celebrates Arbor Day and YOU are Invited!
Saturday, 4/29/2017, 9  – 11 am
Difficulty: Easy. Address: Putnam River Trail, Kennedy Dr. (Across from Riverview Landscape), CT.
Expect this! Information about trees in CT, how trees affect air quality, deforestation and how to plant a tree and where to plant it. Free seedling give away (donations will be accepted) of Red Bud tree, Sugar Maple and Red oak trees.Game for kids about animals and their habitats as they relate to forests. Hull Forest Products will share their knowledge about our woods. Wood is good! CT Conservation Commission will have more great information. The Last Green Valley will also be on hand to support the good work of the Girl Scouts & talk about our National Heritage Corridor!
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Town of Brooklyn Clean Up Day
Saturday, 4/29/2017, 9 am – 12 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Address: Community Center, 39 Tiffany St., Brooklyn, CT.
Expect this! The Town of Brooklyn is having a cleanup on April 29th beginning at 9 am. Please meet at the Community Center at 39 Tiffany St to get your cleanup assignment. Volunteers will be supplied with bags, gloves, pickers, snacks and water. Various areas pf town will be covered including public parks, streets and hiking trails. Come out and help make Brooklyn more beautiful.Questions? 860-779-3411. Time/Distance: 3 hours.
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Town Pride Town Wide Community Beautification Project
Saturday, 4/29/2017, 9 am – 1 pm
Difficulty: Easy.
Address: Various Project Sites across town, Windham (Willimantic), CT.
Expect this! Eastern Connecticut State University will host its tenth annual “Town Pride, Town Wide” community beautification event. The event will take place at various project sites all across Willimantic, CT from 9:00am-12:00pm with a community gathering at St. Joseph’s Church from 12:00pm-1:00pm.
Town Pride, Town Wide started many years ago as a means to give Eastern students the opportunity to work closely with local community members and community agencies to leave their mark on Willimantic. This event is a collaboration between Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Community Engagement, the Windham Region Chamber of Commerce, and the Town of Windham. Working diligently to enlist campus-wide support from Eastern’s administration, alumni, Resident Assistants from the Office of House and Residential Life, and student clubs and organizations, the Center for Community Engagement looks to send out over 200 Eastern student volunteers to more than 18 project locations on the day of the event.
The impact that Town Pride Town Wide has on the community surpasses its overarching goal of beautification. Every year there will always be more weeds to pull, more flowers to plant, more mulch to spread, but the bonds and relationships that are built throughout the community last a lifetime. Town Pride Town Wide offers Eastern students and local community members alike the unique opportunity to take pride and ownership in our community.
“The Annual Town Wide Town Pride event is really exceptional in the fact that it creates a truly special partnership between Eastern and the Willimantic community through beautifying the area in which we live,” said Eastern alumna and former AmeriCorps VISTA Emily Cameron ’15. “It could not be possible without the eager willingness and endless enthusiasm of our community partners and students.”
For more information regarding Town Pride Town Wide, please contact Kimberly Silcox by e-mail at silcoxk@easternct.edu or by phone (860) 465-4426.
Sponsored by: Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU). 
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Wildflowers, Birds and Insects at Mt. Hope Park

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9:30 – 11:30 am

Difficulty: Easy. Key(s):  Leashed dogs, Especially for families with children. Address: Route 89, Mansfield, CT. From intersection of Rtes. 195 & 89, head east on Rte. 89 for 3.4 miles. Parking is on right. Expect this! Come take a guided nature walk through Mt Hope Park. This preserve has a wide variety of habitats and, throughout the years, many different species, birds, insects and wildflowers have been spotted. We will poke around in habitats ranging from upland and wetland forests to an early succession field with a stop to view the beautiful river. For the most part, walking is easy and paths are wide. Appropriate for families with children 5 and over.Questions? 860-429-3015. Time/Distance: 2 hours, 2 miles. Sponsored by: Town of Mansfield, CT.

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Paddle Killingly’s Pine Acres Lake Paddle
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 am – 12 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Pre-register online here.  Kayak/canoe, pfd, 10-foot length of rope, whistle.
Address: 23 Potter Rd., Hampton, CT. Off Route 6
Expect this! Nice flat-water paddling on a 190-acre lake in Hampton, CT. Time/Distance: 2 hours, n/a.
Sponsored by: Paddle Killingly.
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Charlton Earth Day Festival & All Day Cleanup
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 11 am – 2 pm
Address: 37 Main St., Charlton, MA.
Expect this! Pitch in and help with the Town of Charlton’s annual all day cleanup effort. The family-friendly festival takes place from 11 am – 2 pm, and is surely the best way to Spring Outdoors and meet the smiles of Charlton! Questions? 508-348-2200. Time/Distance: 3 hours, n/a. Sponsored by: Town of Charlton, MA.
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Plant Identification for Beginners
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 10 – 11:30 am
Difficulty: Moderate.
Address: Claire Birtz Sanctuary, Tipton Rock Rd., Southbridge, MA. off Rte. 169 on the Woodstock/Southbridge Line. Parking is tight, so consider carpooling with friends.
Expect this! Join Opacum’s Scott & TLGV Ranger Marcy as we walk around Claire Birtz Wildlife Sanctuary trying to identify plants and tree with our field guides. Bring your own guide or borrow one from your library, as we will be learning together. Plan to stay longer and explore the preserve and see what else you can discover.
Questions? 508-765-3784.Time/Distance: 1.5 hours, 1 mile. Sponsored by: Opacum Land Trust.
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Survival Series: Fire Starting
Sunday, 4/30/2017, 10 – 11:30 am
Difficulty: Easy.
Address: Goodwin Forest, 23 Potter Rd., Hampton, CT. Off Route 6
Expect this! Brothers Ed and Fran Baranski have been wandering into the wilderness for years, building their own canoes, doing some rigorous camping, and just learning how to survive in nature by their own skill. Now they want to teach you some of the skills they’ve learned. Staying warm in the wilderness is crucial and the brothers will show you how to start and maintain a fire. Dress to be outdoors. Questions? 860-455-9534. Time/Distance: 1.5 hours, < 1 mile
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Geocaching 101: There’s a hidden world waiting to be discovered
Sunday, 4/30/2017, 10 am – 2 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Especially for families with children, NO dogs please.
Address: E. Thompson Rd. & New Rd., Thompson, CT. Park in Air Line Trail lot
Expect this! There’s a hidden world waiting to be discovered in TLGV. Throughout the 35 towns there are more than 1000 geocaches hidden and waiting to be discovered by you. Learn the History of Geocaching, What is Geocaching, container examples, cache types, trackables, and equipment needed to Geocache. This event is perfect for Geocachers new & old and anyone who has questions or interest in having a cache placed at a specific location in TLGV. Presented by Geocaching brothers John and Steve Kochinskas ~ between the Kochinskas brothers they have over 2000 finds and 200 hides. Come on out and see what its all about. We will find caches during the event, lots of caches! HINT! Bring a GPS and or a GPS enabled smart phone. It would be a great help if attendees down load the FREE geocaching App. Cell service at the location is spotty at best. Android app: Geocaching® and Apple app: Geocaching®. There are paid apps for geocaching but all that is needed for event is the free app. You will have to create a free account. Questions? 508-523-3785. Time/Distance: 4 hours, < 2 miles.
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Country Synagogue Tour and Talk
Sunday, 4/30/2017, 1 – 3 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Pre-registration Call 860-887-8052 or email tkams@hotmail.com NO dogs please.
Address: 142 Newent Rd., Lisbon, CT. Limited parking, please register to reserve your spot.
Expect this! On the National Register of Historic Places,the Anshei Israel Synagogue is a “typical country New England House of Worship on the outside but the inside is straight from Czarist Russia. ” Join us for a tour of the grounds and a presentation about this unique building, it founders and their culture.
Questions? 860-887-8052. Time/Distance: 2 hours, n/a.
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Maypole Celebration
Sunday, 4/30/2017, 2 – 4 pm.  Rain cancels
Difficulty: Easy.
Address: Atwood Farm, 624 Wormwood Hill Rd., Mansfield, MA.
Expect this! Celebrate the arrival of May with Joshua’s Trust at their home base, Atwood Farm, with a Maypole Celebration. Live music, May baskets and more. Rain cancels.
Questions? 860-429-9023
Time/Distance: 2 hours, n/a
Sponsored by: Joshua’s Trust
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Thompson Recreation & Middle School Team Clean Up
Tuesday, 5/2/2017, 11:45 am – 2 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Address: Riverside Park, Route 12, Thompson, CT. Park by Gazebo
Expect this! Thompson Recreation and Thompson Middle School Cleanup Tuesday, May 2nd (rain date May 4th) Each Spring the 8th grade students and their teachers from Thompson Middle School volunteer a half day to help us with our park cleanup. The invitation is also extended to the St. Joseph’s school and we often receive assistance from other local volunteers on the day of the event.The Students focus on Riverside Park and Heritage Way Park along the French River. These two parks are heavily used by area residents and usually by spring are in need of a good sprucing up. The students bag the trash and leave in designated areas and DPW staff and/or recreation staff
collect it and dispose of it in a dumpster at the Highway garage. Pizza, drinks, gloves and trash bags provided. Questions? 860-923-7426. Time/Distance: 2.5 hours, 1 +/- miles.Sponsored by: Thompson Recreation & Thompson Middle School.
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First Friday-Putnam
Friday, May 5, 2017, 6 – 9 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Address: Main St., Putnam, CT.
Expect this! First First Friday of the Season and a great way to Discover Putnam. First Fridays feature films this year & invites the public to celebrate 6 distinct genres of film with this fun, interactive outdoor art festival.May 5th kicks off the seventh season with the fan favorite genre of film: Science Fiction and Fantasy. May’s event is subtitled “Revenge of the Fifth,” with a playful nod to the celebrated Star Wars films. As with previous seasons, the First Fridays committee encourages visitors of all ages to dress up and engage with the theme. The evening promises art projects and performances that reference the many celebrated science fiction and fantasy films of the past and present. Time/Distance: 3 hours, n/a. Sponsored by: Putnam Business Association & Discover Putnam.
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Cinco de Mayo- BIRDS!
Friday, May 5, 2017, 7 – 8 pm
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate. Key(s): NO dogs please.
Address: Hodges Village Dam, 30 Howarth Rd., Oxford, MA.
Expect this! Learn about the birds that enjoy the river and wetland area below Hodges Village Dam. Bring binoculars and alert senses. No dogs please.
Questions? 508-248-5697. Time/Distance: 1 hour, 1 mile. Sponsored by: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hodges Village Dam
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Pigeon Swamp Preserve Bird Walk
Saturday, 5/6/2017, 6 – 8 am
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): No dogs please.
Address: Pigeon Swamp Rd., Lebanon, CT. from South Windham Center cross Babcock Hill Rd. and head straight up hill, Pigeon Swamp Rd is first left, follow to end where there is parking and the start of the hike.
Expect this! On Saturday, May 6 at 6 am, meet Dave Parry and Mike Curtis at the Pigeon Swamp Preserve in Lebanon, a spot where pigeons once flocked but on that day we will be looking for the birds of May. The Spring migrants should be there in full force. Bring binoculars and walking shoes. Kids welcome but please, no dogs.
Questions? 860-429-9023. Time/Distance: 2 hours
Sponsored by: Joshua’s Trust
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Bird Watching with the Bird Store’s Bill
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7 – 10 am
Difficulty: Moderate. Key(s): NO dogs please.
Address: 910 Eastford Rd. (Rte. 198), Southbridge, MA.
Expect this! Walk the trails through Opacum Land Trust’s Thompson Family Forever Preserve and look for the birds that live in the diverse habitat that the trail crosses. Be ready to not only look, but listen. Binoculars suggested. Questions? 508-765-3784. Time/Distance: 3 hours, 1+/- miles.
Sponsored by: Opacum Land Trust​.
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Earth Day Webster & Dudley Cleanup
Saturday, 5/6/2017, 8 am – 1 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Sign up to help email Jules at jul3s2670@gmail.com
Address: 350 Main St., Webster, MA. Meet at Webster Town Hall
Expect this! Webster Arts/Recreation Committee is organizing an Earth Day Cleanup of Webster & Dudley on Saturday, May 6th from 8 am – 1 pm. Please meet at the Webster Town Hall at 350 Main St. Volunteers will be assigned an area to cleanup. Refreshments will be provided. A free concert by The Grey Whisker Pickers will be performed at French River Park later in the day. Please contact Jules Emerson to volunteer at jul3s2670@gmail.com Time/Distance: 5 hours, n/a
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Putnam Beautification Day
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8:30 am – 12 pm
Address: 328 Kennedy Dr., Putnam, CT. Meet at US Button parking lot
Expect this! Beautify & clean up Putnam! Note one change this year. We’ll meet in the US Button parking lot, since Rotary Park is being reseeded at the time of the cleanup. Arrive between 8-8:15 am, pick an area, got out and clean it up! Bags & gloves are provided, and town trucks are parked in various locations around town for you to toss in your work. Fun trophies awarded for “the most unusual thing found” and more. Meet back at US Button at 11am for a lunch cooked up by some of the Putnam Business Association team. We can’t wait to have more participants than ever before! All ages! All groups are welcome.
Sponsored by: Putnam Business Association Discover Putnam & Town of Putnam.  
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Nature Sketchbook Journaling at Trail Wood
Saturday, 5/6/2017, 9 am – 12 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): FEE: $10 for CAS members, $20 for non-members.
Address: Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Rd., Hampton, CT.
Expect this! Spend time outdoors at Trail Wood sketching and painting from nature, using pencil, pen and watercolor. Learn new skills or develop ones you already have. Roxanne Steed will show you how to simplify what you see and teach basic drawing and quick intuitive watercolor techniques. Enhance your creativity, observe nature, record the day and enjoy the meditative qualities of sketching outdoors.
Questions? 860-928-4948. Time/Distance: 3 hours, n/a
Sponsored by: The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret.
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Paddle Killingly’s Quinebaug River from Fayban to W. Thompson Dam Paddle

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Difficulty: Difficult. Key(s): Pre-register online here.  Kayak/canoe, pfd, 10-foot length of rope, whistle.
Address: Fabyan Rd., Quinebaug (Thompson), CT.
Expect this! This trip requires a car shuttle. We will meet at launch point and shuttle cars to the finish at the West Thompson Dam boat ramp as needed. This trip should take about 3 hours. This paddle will involve some fast water sections with minimal rapids. Some paddling experience on rivers is recommended for this trip. Time/Distance: 3 hours. Sponsored by: Paddle Killingly.
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Backyard Composting
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10 – 11 am
Difficulty: . Key(s):Pre-registration by 5/3/17 to 860-429-3333 or waltonvd@mansfieldct.org. Address: 4 S. Eagleville Rd., Storrs (Mansfield), CT.
Expect this! The Town of Mansfield is offering a series of free workshops focused on landscaping techniques that reduce storm water pressure, soil erosion, pesticide, herbicide and synthetic fertilizer use and support a healthy environment around our homes. Residents from other communities are welcome to attend. Learn about the inner workings of a compost pile and how it is an integral part of organic land care. This workshop will help you get started or improve what you already have going. Presented by Virginia Walton, Mansfield Recycling Coordinator. Questions? 860-429-3333. Time/Distance: 1 hour, n/a. Sponsored by: Town of Mansfield, CT
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Snows Pond Family Fishing Festival in Charlton
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10 am – 2 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Especially for families with children. Address: 12 Cemetary Rd., Charlton, MA.
Expect this! This is a free, non-competitive, family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours – limited equipment and bait will be provided at Fay Mountain Farm, 12 Cemetary Rd in Charlton, 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. This event is in cooperation with the Charlton Conservation Department. *Open to the public. For more information, contact Todd Girard at 508-248-2247 or todd.girard@townofcharlton.net. Questions? 508-248-2247. Time/Distance: 4 hours, n/a. Sponsored by: State of MA & Charlton Conservation Department.
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Opening Day at the Railroad Museum!
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10 am – 3pm
Difficulty: Easy.
Address: 55 Bridge St., Willimantic (Windham), CT. Follow the railroad tracks down a dirt road for about 1/2 mile to the parking area and entrance gate.
Expect this! Opening day for this interactive outdoor museum for kids of all ages! Choo-choo-choose to visit a hidden treasures. Climb on the trains, enter the roundhouse, see the restored turntable!! Questions? 860-456-9999. Sponsored by: Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum.
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Samuel’s Hearty New England Breakfast
Saturday, 5/6/2017, 11 am – 3 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): $3.50 per person (children 12 + under are free), $10 for family of 4.
Address: Huntington Homestead Museum, 35 Huntington Rd. (Rte. 14), Scotland, CT.
Expect this! A hearty breakfast fit for young Samuel Huntington and his hard working family will be cooked over the fire beginning at 11:00 a.m.. This 1750’s meal has English influence; collops and Egg Pie are on the menu. Children are invited to help set the table or do other old kitchen chores. Tours available.
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The River, Rail, Mills & Trails
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 11 am – 12:30 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Restrooms near, Especially for families with children. Address: 55 Bridge St., Willimantic (Windham), CT. Follow the railroad tracks down a dirt road for about 1/2 mile to the parking area and entrance gate.
Expect this! Walk the new rail trail up to the Railroad Museum, talking & learning about railroad history & current service, and the river that powered the mills. Optional: Tour the museum or take a train ride after for an additional small cost.  2 miles. Questions? 860-617-3308. Sponsored by: Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum.
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Walk the Cat Hollow & Smell Spring
Saturday, 5/6/2017, 1 – 2:30 pm
Difficulty: Moderate. Key(s): Leashed dogs.
Address: Cat Hollow Park, 25 Cat Hollow Rd., Killingly, CT. Rte. 12 to Dog Hill Rd. to Cat Hollow Rd.
Expect this! Participants will walk along the existing road of this delightful park and hidden treasure viewing stunning gardens and a 35 ft. high waterfall, view the old dam, and enjoy the sights & smells of spring’s fragrant magnolia & flowers. After this walk, head over to downtown Danielson for the Architectural & Historic Walk at 3pm.
Questions? 860-779-5311. Time/Distance: 1.5 hours, 2 miles
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Downtown Danielson Architectural & Historical Walk
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 3 – 4:30 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s):  Restrooms near. Address: 196 Main St., Danielson, CT. Meet at Killingly Historical Society, parking behind Key Bank across the street.
Expect this! Stroll the sidewalks of downtown Danielson with TLGV Ranger Marcy & KHS Marilyn, gazing at the adornments and varied architecture. Learn when they were built & the different businesses that went on in each over the years. Many current business owners will welcome us in to see what they are up to now! KHS’s Marilyn gathered all of this information and knows it like the back of her hand. Join us! Questions? 860-774-3300. Time/Distance: 2 hours, 1 mile. Sponsored by: Killingly Business Association (KBA), Killingly Historical Society & The Last Green Valley.
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Bike Mansfield No-Drop Ride in Bike Month

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 5 – 7 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Pre-register to 860-429-3015. Address: Mansfield Community Center, 10 S. Eagleville Rd., Storrs (Mansfield), CT.
Expect this! May is Bike Month and we will have a no-drop ride from the Mansfield Community  Center prior to the presentation “Commuting by Bike & Safe Riding in Traffic.”  Everyone is welcome on the ride starting at 5 pm from the MCC, but all riders must sign a waiver.  Ride at an easy pace for about 15-20 miles to can get back in time for the presentation at 7 pm. Questions? 860-429-3015. Sponsored by: Bike Mansfield.
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Commuting by Bike & Safe Riding in Traffic
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7 – 8:30 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Pre-register to 860-429-3015. Address: Mansfield Community Center, 10 S. Eagleville Rd., Storrs (Mansfield), CT.
Expect this! Presenter: Dave Waldburger, Certified League of American Bicyclists Instructor, assisted by other local LCI’s and other experienced cyclists will talk about commuting by bike for work and daily errands. This workshop will describe ways to use your bike for commuting to work, shopping, and other daily tasks.  It will also focus on safely riding it traffic, proper lane positioning, when to “Take the Lane”, and other important skills taught by the League of American Bicyclists. Time for questions/discussion will follow the presentation. Questions? 860-429-3015. Sponsored by: Bike Mansfield.
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Long Pond Bird Walk
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 8 – 9 am
Difficulty: Moderate. Key(s):  NO dogs please.
Address: TBD, Thompson, CT.
Expect this! Learn about the birds, how to hear them and how to spot them on the Wyndham Land Trust’s newest preserve, “Long Pond” with the steward, Andy. Bring binoculars and alert senses. No dogs please. Questions? 860-928-4948. Time/Distance: 1 hour, 1 mile. Sponsored by: CT Audubon Society Center at Pomfret.
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Tackle the Trail for Beginners
Saturday, 5/13/2017, 8 – 10 am
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s):Pre-register to marcy@tlgv.org .
Address: Pomfret Station, intersection of Rtes. 44 & 169, Pomfret Center, CT. Meet in the parking lot for the Air Line Trail at 7:50am
Expect this! Spring Outdoors and into a fun, easy & healthy way to enjoy the Air Line Trail!
Tackle the Trail for Beginners is for beginners and YOU CAN DO IT! Learn the 4 P’s with the 2 M’s (Monique & Marcy) as we tackle a couple of miles! Learn the benefits of hitting the trail ~ mental & physical ~ like weight loss, nutrition, and quality time with family & friends! Train for upcoming local races (like #tacklethetrail) or just to spend time with your body & brain! ALL are welcome, and beginning is the best way to start anything! Pre-register with marcy@tlgv.org to secure your fun spot!
Be ready to smile, because we promise you will have a great time on your new trail to fun on the trails in The Last Green Valley! Co-hosted by Monique from The Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation and Ranger Marcy from The Last Green Valley. (WE TOLD YOU IT WAS GOING TO BE FUN!)
Questions? 860-774-3300. Time/Distance: 2 hours, 2.5 miles.
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A Militia Encampment of the New England Volunteers; A Living History Event
Saturday & Sunday, May 13 – 14, 2017 (Sat: 10 am – 5 pm, Sun: 10am – 1 pm)
Address: Ashbel Woodward House, 387 Route 32, Franklin, CT. Take Plains Rd. (CT DEEP Franklin Swamp Management) for parking.
Expect this! Experience the the American Civil War. Watch the battles, enjoy live music and history lectures. Use Morse Code. Learn about the roles of the US Navy & Marine Corps, and drill like an Army soldier. For more information email ashbelwoodwardmuseum@gmail.com
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Artillery School – Return to the 1700’s!
Saturday, 5/13/2017, 10 am – 3 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): $6 per person, $4 students & seniors, $12 per family.
Address: Huntington Homestead Museum, 35 Huntington Rd. (Rte. 14), Scotland, CT.
Expect this! Observe Revolutionary War era artillery training school troops in actual training. Tactical demonstrations, field maneuver instruction, and cannon and equipment inspection presented by the United Train of Artillery. The public is encouraged to watch and learn from this authentic training. 18th century style artisans will be set up for demonstrations throughout and a hearth cooking program takes place inside the Homestead.
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Trees on Woodstock Hill
Saturday, 5/13/2017, 10 – 11:30 am
Difficulty: Moderate. Key(s): Repeats Saturdays June 3 & June 17. Restrooms nearby. Leashed dogs ok..
Address: Palmer Arboretum, 523 Scenic Rte. 169, Woodstock, CT. Park behind brick Historical Society Building.
Expect this! We will tour the 100 year old Palmer Arboretum, which is currently being restored and view the special trees on Woodstock Hill’s Common.
Questions? 860-928-9469, ext 322. Time/Distance: 1.5 hours, 1 mile
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TLGV Rangers Buffumville South Trail Loop
Saturday, 5/13/2017, 10 am – 12:30 pm
Difficulty: Moderate. Key(s): Trails may be muddy, so be prepared with proper footware.
Address: Buffumville Park, 229 Oxford Rd., Charlton, MA. Meet at the boat ramp parking lot.
Expect this! Lace up with The Last Green Valley volunteer Rangers Janet & Angela as they lead on the 4.2 mile loop trail hike around the southern portion of Buffumville Lake. See first hand how flood control is done at this USACE property. Plan to stay after the hike and attend the invasive species program at 1:00 offered by the Army Corps team. Some spots of the trail may be muddy, so be prepared with appropriate footwear. Questions? 860-774-3300. Time/Distance: 2.5 hours, 4.2 miles
Sponsored by: J & D Civil Engineers.
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NHS- Second Saturdays: Norwich’s Millionaires’ Triangle
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Address: Chelsea Parade South, Norwich, CT. Park at Norwich Free Academy
Expect this! One of the NHS Second Saturday guides walk/talks offered. Join us as local expert, Tricia Staley, introduces you to the families who lived in the mansions along Washington St. and Broadway – Norwich’s Millionaires’ Triangle – in the last half of the 19th century when Norwich was a wealthy manufacturing center whose residents drew the attention of people across the nation. We’ll talk about who they were and how they lived during the most opulent era of the City’s history. After the tour, please visit The Slater Memorial Museum open 1:00pm-4:00pm on the weekends and see the portraits of Norwich’s Millionaires’ in their Norwich gallery. For more information about Norwich in the Gilded Age, please consider purchasing Tricia Staley’s book, “Norwich in the Gilded Age“. Please consider donating to the Norwich Historical Society via Amazon Smile. Questions? 860-886-1776. Time/Distance: 2 hours, 1 mile. Sponsored by: Norwich Historical Society.
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Leffingwell House Museum Special Tour Featuring Colonial Women of Norwich
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 11 am – 4 pm
Difficulty: Easy.   Address: 348 Washington St., Norwich, CT.
Expect this! After a self-guided Walk Norwich stroll (walknorwich.org), step back in time for a special museum tour, featuring the Colonial Women of Norwich. $5 entry fee. Questions? 860-889-9440. Time/Distance: 5 hours, n/a. Sponsored by: Leffingwell House Museum.
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Dinner in the Home of the Revolutionary War Activists
Saturday, 5/13/2017, 11 am – 3 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): $6 per person, $4 students & seniors, $12 per family.
Address: Huntington Homestead Museum, 35 Huntington Rd. (Rte. 14), Scotland, CT.
Expect this! A part of the “Artillery School” day, the price of this hearth demo is included in the price of entry, or you can just enjoy the hearth cooking demonstration and a tour! Inside the colonial homestead of a family who supports the rebellion finds them preparing for their nooning. With the sounds and odor of cannon and gunfire around them, Pease Porridge may be cold, not hot this day but a Molasses Pie will bake in the hot coals. The Huntington children may need to stand behind the adults to eat which children sometimes did. Visiting kids can help with some early American food prep. Tours available.
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Invasive Species Workshop – GET, THEE GONE!
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 1 – 3 pm
Difficulty: Easy.
Address: Buffumville Park, 229 Oxford Rd., Charlton, MA.
Expect this! You are invited to understand the importance of invasive species management for several common species found on your public lands. Learn how to identify invasive species, management tactics, and how to prevent the spread. All ages welcome. There is just a short walk from the parking lot. Questions? 508-248-5697.
Time/Distance: 2 hours, n/a. Sponsored by: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hodges Village Dam
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Birding with Mom (but mothers are not required!)
Sunday, May 14, 2017, 7 – 9 am
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s):Pre-registration Call 860-429-3015 or email kaufmanjs@mansfieldct.org to register. Leashed dogs, Especially for families with children, Wheelchair accessible. Address: Schoolhouse Brook Park, off Clover Mill Rd., Mansfield, CT.
Expect this! Bring your binoculars and join us for Mother’s Day birding watching! We will be hiking Schoolhouse Brook Park for our spring birds and listening to their songs. This should be the peak of the spring migration so we will be seeing many of the birds for the first time this year. Come and share a lovely spring morning. Dress for the weather and wear boots or sturdy shoes since there may some damp areas. Bringing your mom is encouraged but not required. Remember: Dress for the weather and wear boots or sturdy shoes since there may some damp areas. Questions? 860-429-3015. Time/Distance: 2 hours, 2 miles. Sponsored by: Town of Mansfield, CT.
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Mansfield PUP Crawl
Sunday, May 14, 2017, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Restrooms nearby, Leashed dogs.Address: 2 Dog Lane, Storrs (Mansfield), CT. Parking is available in the Storrs Center Parking Garage (free for first 2 hours, then just $1/hour thereafter).
Expect this! Take a guided walk through Downtown Storrs with your four-legged friends! We’ll have fun and educational stops along the way. Walk takes place rain or shine over varied terrain. Dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds welcome. Dogs should be comfortable on leash and in large groups. Walkers without dogs also welcome! Questions? 860-429-2740. Time/Distance: 2 hours/1.5 miles.Sponsored by: Mansfield Downtown Partnership.
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Artillery School – Return to the 1700’s!
Sunday, 5/14/2017, 10 am – 3 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): $6 per person, $4 students & seniors, $12 per family.
Address: Huntington Homestead Museum, 35 Huntington Rd. (Rte. 14), Scotland, CT.
Expect this! Observe Revolutionary War era artillery training school troops in actual training. Tactical demonstrations, field maneuver instruction, and cannon and equipment inspection presented by The United Train of Artillery. The public is encouraged to watch and learn from this authentic training.
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Mother’s Day at the Railroad Museum
Sunday, May 14, 2017, 10 am – 4 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Especially for families with children.  Address: 55 Bridge St., Windham (Willimantic), CT. Drive in about 0.5 miles on the gravel road beside the tracks to the walk start point.
Expect this! Take Mom for a walk on the new rail trail up to the Railroad Museum, then tour the museum, all the cars, the roundhouse, and turntable! Mom’s take a train ride for FREE with regular admission. Entry fees apply to all.Sponsored by: CT Eastern Railroad Museum.
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Paddle Killingly’s Willimantic River From Mansfield River Park to Eagleville Dam
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Difficulty: Moderate. Key(s): Pre-register online here.  Kayak/canoe, pfd, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight.
Address: Plains Rd., Mansfield, CT. From the intersection of Route 44 and Route 32 near Mansfield, travel south on Route 32 for 0.35 miles. Turn right onto Plains Road and travel 0.2 miles. Parking area is on the right.
Expect this! We will launch at Mansfield River Park. The launch is a very easy put-in, easy grade, lots of shallow water. There is a relatively flat, 30-yard carry from car to put-in, so be prepared to offer and hand to others. And don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.
Time/Distance: 2 hours, Sponsored by: Paddle Killingly.
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Bull Hill Bird Walk
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 8 – 9 am
Difficulty: Moderate. Key(s):  NO dogs please. Address: TBD, Thompson, CT.
Expect this! Learn about the birds, how to hear them and how to spot them on this unique and beautiful property with local bird guru, Andy. Bring binoculars and alert senses. No dogs please. Questions? 860-928-4948. Time/Distance: 1 hour, 1 mile. Sponsored by: CT Audubon Society Center at Pomfret
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Willimantic’s 3rd Thursday Street Fest
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6 – 9 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Address: Main St. (Rte. 66), Windham (Willimantic), CT.
Expect this! Enjoy this monthly street fest, starting every year in May. Vendors, tastes & sips, arts, music and the local businesses on Main Street, too! Questions? 860-450-0918. Time/Distance: 3 hours, n/a. Sponsored by: Willimantic Renaissance, Inc.
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Light Pollution 101
Friday, 5/19/2017, 7 – 8:30 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s):Pre-registration email register@mcleanresearch.com 
Address: TLGV office, 203B Main St., Danielson (Killingly), CT. Park behind Key Bank and enter through the side door.
Expect this! Join Ranger Geoff at the Last Green Valley’s headquarters for a presentation on the effects of light pollution in our area. The Last Green Valley is the sole remaining coastal area between Boston and Washington with dark skies. We need to preserve the dark and yet still feel safe. Discover what light pollution is, how to prevent it, what it does to the animals, and most important how it affects your health. And learn how by reducing light pollution you can save money at the same time. Dark skies are not just for astronomers, but for everyone. The talk is appropriate for 5 year olds and older. So Acorn Adventurers – you are welcome to join in! Reservations are required as we only have room for 50 attendees. Questions? 860-774-3300. Time/Distance: 1.5 hours, n/a
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Killingly Spring Fest 2017​

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9 am – 4 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Address: Davis Park, Main St., Danielson (Killingly), CT.
Expect this! A festival inspired by a classic, The Spring Time Festival, touting yoga in the street, a road race, family events, beer tasting, and a downtown parade. Sponsored by: Killingly Business Association.
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Willimantic Riverfest 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9 am – ?
Difficulty: n/a. Key(s):  Kayak/canoe, pfd. Address: Bridge St. Plaza, Windham (Willimantic), CT.
Expect this! Riverfest 2017 will be held in the parking lot of the Bridge Street Plaza. The river paddle will run from 10 am through 12 pm, and you can drop off your kayak/canoe at the Eagleville Dam starting at 9:15 am, then drive to Bridge St. Plaza to register and catch a bus back up to the dam. Stay after you paddle to enjoy vendors, food, musical arts. More details to come! Questions? 860-455-3611. Sponsored by: Willimantic Whitewater Partnership.
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The Aspire Springtime Classic 5k
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 8:15 – 10:30 am
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s):Pre-registration suggested, but not required.
Address: Davis Park, Main St., Danielson (Killingly), CT. Parking available on Reynolds St., lot behind Key Bank, Killinglly Memorial School & Killingly Library
Expect this! A family-friendly 5k on a family-friendly day in Killingly. Come run or walk the 5k, with all proceeds supporting the Westfield UCC’s Aspire Campaign, then stay in town for Spring Fest and Harmonies & Hops. Packet pick up and registration open at 8:15 at the church. Race starts at 9:30. There is a registration fee for this race. Questions? 860-774-8438. Time/Distance: 1 hour, 3.1 miles, Sponsored by: Westfield Church, United Church of Christ​
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CHBSA Community & Family EXPO
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 11 am – 3 pm
Difficulty: n/a. Key(s):  Especially for families with children.
Address: Jillson Square, Corner of Main & Jackson Sts., Windham (Willimantic), CT.
Expect this! The Family & Community Expo will bring together a wide variety of organizations & businesses that have programs, services or products for families. Questions? 860-465-2300. Sponsored by: Windham Public Schools.
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Harmonies & Hops in downtown Danielson
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 1 – 4 pm
Difficulty: n/a. Key(s):   
Address: Commerce St., Danielson, CT.
Expect this! Bigger than ever, offering over 25 brewers and lots of music, get your tickets now because this event sells out every year! Put together by local brewers at Black Pond Brews, they offer you a chance to enjoy downtown Main Street, Harmonies & Hops and all the local businesses as the fresh spring air greets us all. Questions? 860-207-5295. Sponsored by: Killingly Business Association.
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Stories, Songs, Arts & Nature at Trail Wood
Saturday, 5/20/2017, 2 – 3:30 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Address: Edwin Way Teale Sanctuary at Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Rd., Hampton, CT. Off Route 97
Expect this! As a summer of 2016 Artist in Residence at the Trail Wood Memorial Sanctuary, owned and managed by CT Audubon, Maria Sangiolo wishes to share the trails and her creative experience there as a writer. Maria has songs and stories to share and a love of the place that the Teales inhabited in Hampton for over 40 years. We will start with a short talk and then hike for about an hour. For local entertainment, see what Maria lines up at the Vanilla Bean Cafe in Pomfret, another proud supporter of TLGV. Questions? 860-208-5284. Time/Distance: 1.5 hours, 1 +/- miles.
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Paddle the Quinebaug in Holland
Sunday, 5/21/2017, 9 am – 12 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Kayak/canoe, pfd, whistle.
Address: 20 Pond Bridge Rd., Holland, MA.
Expect this! Meet at the kayak/canoe launch by the bridge at 20 Pond Bridge Road in Holland. Bring your canoe or kayak. The paddle is from 10:00-12:00 and is 3.6 miles on flat water (downstream only). Meet at 9:00 to arrange transportation back to the launch. PFDs required. For info: 413 245-7745.
Questions? 413-245-7745
Time/Distance: 3 hours, 3.6 miles
Sponsored by: Holland Trails Committee.
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Webster Lake Paddle
Sunday, 5/21/2017, 11 am – 12:30 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Pre-registration to Angela at abrayton@lakeviewwebster.com or 508-461-6020. Bring: Kayak/canoe, pfd, whistle/horn.
Address: Lakeview Marine, Inc, 311 Thompson Rd., Webster, MA.
Expect this! Lakeview Marine, Inc & Webster Lake Association – Massachusetts team up again to offer you a chance to get out on the water this spring and join others for a casual paddle on Webster Lake (the biggest natural lake in MA!) The paddle will launch from Lakeview Marine at 11 am, weather permitting, and take you for 1.5 hours on the lake. This event is free for paddlers with their own equipment. For those without their own equipment, kayaks or stand-up paddleboards are available to rent, complete with the safety items! To pre-register or to rent equipment, contact Angela at abrayton@lakeviewwebster.com or call 508-461-6020. This is a great way to give paddling a try. Try it, you’ll LOVE it! Questions? 508-461-6020. Time/Distance: 1.5 hours
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A Grace Full Village
Sunday, 5/21/2017, 12 – 1 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Restrooms near, Wheelchair access.
Address: Grace Episcopal Church, 6 Chapel Hill Rd., Yantic, CT.
Expect this! Discover the historic Yantic church considered one of the handsomest copies of a rural English church in all of New England, built in 1902, without raising any debt. The interior contains fine examples of English stained glass, oak carvings, a manual 1908 hall pipe organ and four large bells. Enjoy photos of the 19th century Yantic Village. Questions? 860-887-2082. Time/Distance: 1 hour, 1 mile
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TLGV Ranger Marcy’s Acorn Adventure Pond & Field Discoveries at the Fish Hatchery
Sunday, May 21, 2017, 1 – 2:30 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s):Leashed dogs, Especially for families with children.
Address: Quinebaug Valley Fish Hatchery, 141 Trout Hatchery Rd., Central Village (Plainfield), CT.
Expect this! Tour the fish hatchery building, learn what happens here & where the trout go! Walk the trails to the pond, looking for turtles, frogs & tadpoles! Bring your fishing pole and barbless hooks! Bug spray and worms, too! Snacks, Acorn stickers & fresh air FUN always included! Dress for the weather, and bring a friend! FREE! All ages welcome.  Questions? 860-774-3300. Time/Distance: 1.5 hours, 2 miles. Sponsored by: The Last Green Valley  and Putnam Bank.
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Rocky Hill Refuge Dedication
Sunday, May 21, 2017, 1 – 3 pm
Address: Rocky Hill Rd., Woodstock, CT.
Expect this! Come explore this spectacular Wyndham Land Trust preserve with your fellow open space supporters and hear the story of how the property was saved from development. Light refreshments will be served. Questions? 860-963-2090. Time/Distance: 2 hours, n/a. Sponsored by: Wyndham Land Trust
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Bike Drive Donation Event
Sunday, 5/21/2017, 1 – 4 pm
Difficulty: Easy.
Address: 1 Mechanic St., Southbridge, MA. Southbridge Town Common
Expect this! We are holding a bike drive for Bikes Not Bombs. We prefer adults bikes, but will take kids bikes, they can’t be heavily rusted, but we can use bikes for parts only. Any questions call the number below or go to https://bikesnotbombs.org/help-out/donate-bikes
Questions? 508-765-3784
Time/Distance: 4 hour event, n/a
Sponsored by: Town of Southbridge/ Southbridge Recreatio n
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Triple Cemetery Sunset Stroll ~ Spirits Optional!
Wednesday, 5/24/2017, 6 – 7:30 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s):Pre-registration suggested, for snack prep! Email marcy@tlgv.org or support@workinggirlcatering.com Leashed dogs ok.
Address: 157 Tucker District Rd., Dayville (Killingly), CT. Rte. 101 to North Rd., right on Tucker District Rd.
Expect this! Walk the three Tucker District Cemeteries to learn who strolled here long before we did in this remote & peaceful area. Killingly Historical Society provided us the names. TLGV Ranger Marcy & Renee from Renee’s Working Girl Catering Service will lead you among the stones and share many various burial traditions. Then we’ll stroll to Renee’s and reenergize with a taste treat created by her talented team. Bring your favorite haunting story to share as we relax & welcome in the evening after our stroll. $5 covers the delicious snacks at Renee’s creative location, and spirits (beer & wine) will be available for purchase, too.
RSVP recommended so we can have deliciousness for you! marcy@tlgv.org or support@workinggirlcatering.com
Questions? 860-412-9365, 860-774-3300. Time/Distance: 1.5 hours, 2 miles
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Byles Sanctuary Historic Walk
Saturday, 5/27/2017, 10 – 11:30 am
Difficulty: Moderate. Key(s): Restrooms nearby, Leashed dogs.
Address: 125 Ashford Center Rd., Ashford, CT. Park at trail head just across from North Vet Clinic on Rte. 44 (3/4 miles east of Rte. 89 intersection)
Expect this! Connect past to present through the Byles Sanctuary Trail walk and short Open House at the historic Byles Homestead (now Henrietta House Bed and Breakfast), just off the trail. Enjoy the almost 2 mile long easy to moderate loop trail as you pass a meadowland, descend down a short steep section next to a stream, and then travel through a bio-diverse climax forest. We hope to be able to observe a beaver dam on the Mt. Hope River (with the leaves off the trees). After the hike, enjoy snacks, drinks, and few stories as you tour Henrietta House Bed and Breakfast. Book a stay at the Henrietta House B&B and get 10% off the regular price!
Questions? 860-429-9023. Time/Distance: 1.5 hours, 2 miles
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Next Stop: Hampton Station on the Air Line Trail
Sunday, May 28, 2017, 11 am – 1 pm
Difficulty: Moderate. Key(s): Leashed dogs.Address: Estabrooks Rd., Hampton, CT. Rte. 6 to Potter Rd. (Goodwin Forest), right on 11th Section Rd to Estabrooks Rd.
Expect this! Starting out in the beautiful Goodwin State Forest with wonderful views, we will explore this section of the Air Line Trail, going to the Hampton Station Site. Lots of train tales will be told, including the tales of the Ghost Train. Questions? 860-617-3308. Sponsored by: CT Eastern Railroad Museum.
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Chaplin’s Air Line Rail Trail
Monday, May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day, 2 – 4 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Leashed dogs, Especially for families with children. Address: Chewink Rd., Chaplin, CT. Rte. 6 to Chewink Rd., park at lot where the Air Line Trail crosses road.
Expect this! Enjoy a walk on this beautifully scenic piece of the Air Line Trail. Learn about the history of the trains in the northeast CT and about the route of the Ghost Train as you walk with railroad historian Ray Axelrod! Questions? 860-617-3308. Sponsored by: CT Eastern Railroad Museum.
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First Friday-Putnam
Friday, June 2, 2017, 6 – 9 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Address: Main St., Putnam, CT.
Expect this! Celebrating feature films this season, June’s First Friday will leap into Action & Adventure films, celebrating “Iconic Heroes.” From the unlikely hero of a teenaged Marty McFly saving the future, to a resourceful Katniss Everdeen saving humanity, to the wisecracking Iron Man and his band of Avengers saving the world, heroes come in all shapes and sizes. The evening will give attendees a chance to channel their favorite heroes. Time/Distance: 3 hours, n/a. Sponsored by: Putnam Business Association. Discover Putnam.
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Trees on Woodstock Hill
Saturday, 6/3/2017, 10 – 11:30 am
Difficulty: Moderate. Key(s): Repeats Saturday June 17. Restrooms nearby. Leashed dogs ok.
Address: Palmer Arboretum, 523 Scenic Rte. 169, Woodstock, CT. Park behind brick Historical Society Building.
Expect this! We will tour the 100 year old Palmer Arboretum, which is currently being restored and view the special trees on Woodstock Hill’s Common.
Questions? 860-928-9469, ext 322. Time/Distance: 1.5 hours, 1 mile
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Holland & Brimfield Trail Bike Ride
Saturday, 6/3/2017, 10 am – 12 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Bring bike & helmet.
Address: 20 Pond Bridge Rd., Holland, MA.
Expect this! Meet at the kayak/canoe launch by the bridge at 20 Pond Bridge Road in Holland. The ride is 10 miles (options for a shorter ride) mostly on trails, though a small part will be on little-traveled public roads. Flat terrain. Helmets required. For info: 413 245-7745.
Questions? 413-245-7745
Time/Distance: 2 hours, 10 miles
Sponsored by: Holland Trails Committee.

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SCOUTS/KIDS! Plant for Pollinators!
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 10 am – 2 pm
Key(s): Pre-registration by 6/2/17 to 508-248-5697 or Jamie.r.kordack@usace.army.mil 
Address: Hodges Village Dam, 30 Howarth Rd., Oxford, MA. Meet in the lower field, upstream of the inlet, in the wildflower meadow at Hodges Village Dam.
Expect this! CALLING ALL SCOUTS AND FAMILIES: The US Army Corps of Engineers is requesting your help with planting as many 4’X4′ plots of wildflowers on Saturday, June 3rd. And for this, your plot will be posted with a sign. Please, RSVP, so I know to make you a sign. Please, bring the soil amendments- top soil, humus, natural fertilizer, peat, etc. Please bring gloves and your own drinking water. Snacks will be provided. The USACE will supply the New England Wildflower mix and all the tools.
Questions? 508-248-5697. Time/Distance: 4 hours, n/a.Sponsored by: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hodges Village Dam.
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Colonial Homestead Landscape Tour
Saturday, June 3, 2017 (CT Trails Day), 10 am
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): FREE and a part of National Trails Day.
Address: Huntington Homestead Museum, 35 Huntington Rd. (Rte. 14), Scotland, CT.
Expect this! We will walk the old farm property originally of approximately 300 plus acres. The land was given to Samuel Huntington’s father, Nathaniel, from his father, Joseph, who initially acquired it from Joshua, the son of Uncas and chief of the Mohegan tribe. Also learn about The W3R, Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary War Route (Route 14).
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Let Us Heal Our Ill & Injured
Saturday, 6/3/2017, 11 am – 3 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): $3.50 per person (children 12 + under are free), $10 for family of 4.
Address: Huntington Homestead Museum, 35 Huntington Rd. (Rte. 14), Scotland, CT.
Expect this! 18th century medicine was all natural and stemmed from Ancient Greek belief of the four humors. Experience a taste of what life must have been like to be ill in Samuel’s time. Several “Huntington family” members will be treated and possibly even cured this day according to period advice books. Remedies will be made before the fire and visiting children can help tend the feeble and sickly. Tours available. Also, antique sale inside the Homestead today.
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Air Line Lore Along the Lebanon & Columbia Line
Saturday, June 3, 2017 – CT Trails Day, 11 am – 12:30 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Leashed dogs, Especially for families with children. Address: Pine St. (Columbia) becomes Leonard’s Bridge Rd (Lebanon), CT. Rte. 66 to Pine St. in Columbia to trail head over the Lebanon town line where street name changes to Leonard’s Bridge Rd.
Expect this! No goosebumps, but hear about the Ghost Train, the line construction of 1912-1913, and CT railroad lore with rail historian Ray Axelrod on this nice section of the Air Line Trail. Questions? 860-617-3308. Sponsored by: CT Eastern Railroad Museum.
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Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening of the Air Line State Park Trail Thompson
Saturday, June 3, 2017 (CT Trails Day), 12 – 12:30 pm,  Rain date: Sunday, June 4, 12 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s):  Pre-register to Charlie at cobert@thompsonct.org or 401-996-6175 Families, Leashed Dogs Permitted, Wheelchair Accessible via the rail trail.
Address: Park at Air Line Trail Parking Lot on Rte. 12/Riverside Dr. in Thompson (Mechanicsville Section), Thompson, CT.
Expect this! Visit this moderate trail (Gently rising/temperate terrain with occasional obstacles). Round trip from parking is a little over a mile, along the rail trail and requires crossing Thompson Rd./Rte. 193. Additional parking along Sunset Hill Rd where the Air Line crosses the road. Round trip from this parking is no more than 2 miles round trip. We invite you to ride your bike or horse or walk to our the bridge located on the Air Line trail in Thompson CT, for a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Thompson Trails Committee will use their FaceBook page to post last minute updates including preferred park and walk/ride locations. Thompson Trails Committee also provides information on the Town of Thompson website showing other hiking and Mountain Biking opportunities in our town (http://www.thompsonct.org/) select MORE INFORMATION — MAPS. (Scroll down to the interactive links for detailed maps.)The Thompson segment of the Airline State Park Trail runs from Putnam (in the south) to Douglas, MA (in the north) and provides easy connection to the Tri-State Marker Trail. The Air Line Trail can be traveled with wheel chair but sections will be a challenge due to incline or missing bridge over CT Route 193.
Questions? 401-996-6175
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10k & 30k Trail Run
Sunday, June 4, 2017, 9 am – 1 pm
Difficulty: Difficult. Key(s):Pre-registration required. Online.  Restrooms nearby.
Address: Goodwin Forest, 23 Potter Rd., Hampton, CT. Off Route 6
Expect this! A challenging 30K (~18.6 miles) course and 10K (~5.8 miles) course have been established to explore the Goodwin State Forest, the Pine Acres Lake area and the Natchaug State Forest. This run features peaceful scenery, home-baked prizes, low entry costs and a fun but challenging single track course. There will be other activities throughout the day (tying into Trails Day celebrations) at the Goodwin Forest. Time/Distance: 4 hours, 10k / 30k.
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Rapoport/Spalding Preserve Walk
Sunday, June 4, 2017 (CT Trails Day), 10 – 11 am
Difficulty: Moderate. Key(s):  Leashed dogs. Address: Dead end of Calkins Rd., Woodstock, CT. Park respectfully on road by #129 Calkins Rd.
Expect this! Hike the fields, woods, and wetlands of this scenic 154-acre Wyndham Land Trust Property, the Spalding/Rapoport Preserve. Questions? 860-928-4715. Time/Distance: 1 hour, 2 miles. Sponsored by: Wyndham Land Trust.
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Explore Dunhamtown Forest on CT Trails Day!
Sunday, June 4, 2017 (CT Trails Day), 1 – 3 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s):  Leashed dogs, Especially for families with children. Address: White Oak Rd., Mansfield, CT. From the intersection of Rtes. 275 & 32, head south on Rte. 32 for 1.9 miles. Turn left onto Mansfield City Rd. Go 1.3 miles & turn left onto White Oak Rd. Go .2 miles; parking is on left.
Expect this! Join us on CT Trails Day for a hike through one of Mansfield’s interesting parks. Not only will we be looking at trees, wildflowers and wildlife but also discovering several old home sites and abandoned roads. We can only imagine what this area might have been like years ago. Part of National Trails Day, a nationwide hiking initiative established by the American Hiking Society in 1993, CT trails day is organized in CT by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA). CFPA was founded in 1895 as a non-profit organization to protect Connecticut’s forests, parks, walking trails, and open spaces for future generations and to maintain 825-miles of the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail system. The complete walk schedule, with directions, is available through CFPA at www.ctwoodlands.org. Questions? 860-429-3015. Time/Distance: 2 hours, 2 miles. Sponsored by: Town of Mansfield, CT.
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Paddle the Shetucket with TLGV’s Ranger Bill
Sunday, June 4, 2017 (CT Trails Day), Time: TBD
Difficulty: Moderate. Key(s): Pre-registration Limited spaces available. Register to bill@tlgv.org or 860-774-3300. Kayak/canoe, pfd. Address: TBD, Occum (Norwich), CT.
Expect this! More miles of National Recreation Water Trails are now ready for you to paddle. Details to come from TLGV’s Chief Ranger Bill for this upcoming member program. RSVP & questions to bill@tlgv.org. Questions? 860-774-3300. Time/Distance: TBD, TBD. Sponsored by: The Last Green Valley.
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Leffingwell House Museum Annual Meeting
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 6:30 -8:00 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Address: 348 Washington St., Norwich, CT.
Expect this! After a self-guided Walk Norwich stroll (walknorwich.org), attend the Society of the Founders of Norwich Annual Meeting, with a storyteller & refreshments. Open to the public. Free! Questions? 860-889-9440. Time/Distance: 1.5 hours, n/a. Sponsored by: Leffingwell House Museum.
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Rose Full Moon Paddle at Roseland Park
Friday, June 9, 2017, 7 – 9 pm, Rain date: Sat. 6/10, 7 – 9 pm.
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Restrooms nearby, Kayak/canoe, pfd. Pre-register to marcy@tlgv.org
Address: 205 Roseland Park Rd., Woodstock, CT.
Expect this! Paddle on scenic & peaceful Roseland Lake as the full moon, known as the Rose Moon, rises in splendor. Our hosts at Roseland Park will have a bonfire crackling on the shore. Bring your memories of summers past & we’ll share them all. Enjoy good company as we get ready to welcome in another season in The Last Green Valley.
NOTE: We have a FEW extra vessels available, thanks to our friends! If you’d like to try paddling, RSVP to use the extra kayaks and a canoe, too!
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Registration is limited, email marcy@tlgv.org to secure your spot under the Rose Moon!
Questions? 860-774-3300. Time/Distance: 2 hours, 1 mile. Sponsored by: The Last Green Valley & Roseland Park
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Get Up and Get Outdoors!
Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10 am – 1 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Especially for families with children.
Address: Buffumville Park, 229 Oxford Rd., Charlton, MA.
Expect this! Bring the kids to Buffumville Park for some outdoors fun! Lean about boating safety, water safety, learn how to fish, catch a fly fishing demonstration, ask your questions to a wildlife expert, and take a short hike! Stay after the event for a picnic or a swim.Questions? 508-248-5697. Time/Distance: 3 hours, n/a.
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NHS – Second Saturdays: The Legend of Uncas Leap
Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10:30 – 12 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Address: Uncas Leap Heritage Area, Norwich, CT.
Expect this! One of the NHS Second Saturday guides walk/talks offered. Discover the Mohegan Tribe’s deep connection to Uncas Leap and learn about the legendary battle that gave the falls their name. Please join us as members of the Mohegan Tribe and Norwich Historical Society guide visitors through the Mohegan tribe’s illustrious past in Norwich. The highlight of the tour is witnessing the grandeur of Uncas Leap Falls. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. FREE. Uncas Leap Trail of Norwich, CT is now a self-guided walking tour apart of Walk Norwich, CT. Please check out the trail online at walknorwich.org or pick up a brochure at the Norwich Heritage and Regional Visitors Center. After the tour and visit The Slater Memorial Museum which opens at 1:00pm. Questions? 860-886-1776. Time/Distance: 1.5 hours, 1 mile.
Sponsored by: The Norwich Historical Society
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The River, Rail, Mills & Trails AND Open House
Saturday, June 10, 2017 – CT Open House Day, 11 am – 12:30 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Restrooms nearby, Especially for families with children. Address: 55 Bridge St. Windham (Willimantic), CT. Drive in about 0.5 miles on the gravel road beside the tracks to the walk start point.
Expect this! Walk to new rail trail up to the Railroad Museum, talking & learning about railroad history & current service, the river that powered the mills. Optional: Stay longer and tour the museum or take a train ride after for an additional small cost. Questions? 860-617-3308. Sponsored by: CT Eastern Railroad Museum.
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A Colonial Dinner for Our Future Governor
Saturday, June 10, 2017 (CT Open House Day), 11 am – 3 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Reduced admission fees (regular is $3.50 per person, children 12 + under are free, $10 for family of 4).
Address: Huntington Homestead Museum, 35 Huntington Rd. (Rte. 14), Scotland, CT.
Expect this! The meadows, wood, and Merrick Brook surrounding The Huntingtons were abundant with wildlife. Wild fowl will roast from twine; a quail pie warms near the fire. “The Huntingtons” sit down in the Year 1748 to their hearth cooked meal and “Madam Huntington” discusses dressing a wild duck including all the fixings an 18th century family enjoyed. Children can make a special early CT wildlife booklet. Tours available. Reduced admission.
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Leffingwell House Museum Open House
Saturday, June 10, 2017 (CT Open House Day), 11 am – 4 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Address: 348 Washington St., Norwich, CT.
Expect this! After a self-guided Walk Norwich stroll (walknorwich.org), Stop in for a tour of this house museum, filled with tools, clothing, documents and stories galore. Open to the public. First floor tour for Free! Questions? 860-889-9440. Time/Distance: 5 hours, n/a. Sponsored by: Leffingwell House Museum.
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Atwood Farm Open House
Saturday, June 10, 2017 (CT Open House Day), 12 – 4 pm
Difficulty: n/a. Address: 624 Wormwood Hill Rd., Mansfield, CT.
Expect this! Visit the historic Atwood Farm and home of Joshua’s Trust. Take a tour, stay and enjoy for just a while or the entire afternoon! Questions? 860-429-9023. Time/Distance: 4 hours. Sponsored by: Joshua’s Trust.
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Gurleyville Grist Mill Opening Day
Saturday, June 10, 2017 (CT Open House Day), 12 – 4 pm
Difficulty: n/a.
Address: Stonemill Rd., Mansfield, CT.
Expect this! Attend opening day of the Gurleyville Grist Mill, last owned by the family of Governor Wilbur Cross. Tour the mill! A film will be shown at 3 pm at 624 Wormwood Hill Rd. (Joshua’s Trust Office) that features the Grist Mill. Participants may elect to walk along the Fenton River on the blue trail, located nearby. Questions? 860-429-9023Time/Distance: 4 hours. Sponsored by: Joshua’s Trust.
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Paddle for a Cure
Sunday, June 11, 2017, 10 am – ?
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s):  Kayak/canoe, pfd. Address: Greenway Dr., Brooklyn, CT. Meet & park at Riverside Park
Expect this! Paddle for a Cure is a scenic and fun kayaking event held to benefit the Rose Bove LaRose Cancer Center at Day Kimball Hospital. Similar to a walk-a-thon, there is no entry fee, just collect pledges! Paddle for a Cure has raised more than $43,000 since 2011 to help support the care of those in our community who are fighting cancer.Get Pledge Form on the website. For more information call the Day Kimball Healthcare Development Office at (860) 928-7141. Questions? 860-928-7141. Sponsored by: Day Kimball Healthcare.
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Kayak the French River
Sunday, 6/11/2017, 10 am – 12:30 pm
Difficulty: Moderate. Key(s): Kayak/canoe, pfd.Address: Greenbriar Park, Rte. 12, Oxford, MA.
Expect this! MUST HAVE YOUR OWN VESSEL AND LIFE JACKET! FREE! Would you like to see Hodges Village from the perspective of floating down the lazy river? Come play in the water and ask questions about the US Army Corps of Engineers. Questions? 508-248-5697. Time/Distance: 2.5 hours, 3 miles.
Sponsored by: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hodges Village Dam Search Hodges Village
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TLGV Ranger Marcy’s Acorn Adventure Letterboxing with the Girl Scouts
Sunday, June 11, 2017, 1 – 2:30 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Especially for families with children. RSVP REQUIRED to marcy@tlgv.org
Address: Camp Laurel, 175 Clubhouse Rd., Lebanon, CT.
Expect this! Letterboxing is good old-fashioned fun. Be creative. Be a sleuth & a modern-day explorer! Get out in fresh air! We’ll learn how. RSVP REQUIRED so we will have enough materials for all of you! RSVP to marcy@tlgv.org. Snacks, Acorn stickers & fresh air FUN always included! Be sure to bring a friend! FREE! All ages welcome.  Questions? 860-774-3300. Time/Distance: 1.5 hours, 1 mile. Sponsored by: The Last Green Valley  and Putnam Bank and Girl Scouts of CT.
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Walk in the Dark
Sunday, June 11, 2017, 3 – 4 pm.Rain date: Sat. 6/18, 3 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Restrooms near, Wheelchair access, NO DOGS please, age 12+ only.
Address: Howard T. Brown Memorial Park, 100 Chelsea Harbor Dr., Norwich, CT.
Expect this! Experience the world through the eyes of the blind. Discover a tree or flower, sit and tie your shoe, smell the smells and listen to the sounds of the city while blindfolded. Fun and educational, you’ll be assisted by a trained member of the Norwich Lions Club. A simple, short and enriching experience… if you become uncomfortable for any reason you may remove your blindfold. For all ages, but those under 18 should be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for teachers and community leaders.Questions? 860-237-4330.Time/Distance: 1 hour, < 0.25 miles. Sponsored by: Norwich Lions Club.
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Willimantic’s 3rd Thursday Street Fest
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 6 – 9 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Address: Main St. (Rte. 66), Windham (Willimantic), CT.
Expect this! Enjoy this monthly street fest, starting every year in May. Vendors, tastes & sips, arts, music and the local businesses on Main Street, too! Questions? 860-450-0918. Time/Distance: 3 hours, n/a. Sponsored by: Willimantic Renaissance, Inc.
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Deep Sky Observing
Friday, 6/16/2017, 8 – 11 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): NO dogs except for guide dogs which are permitted. (FYI because guide dogs are well trained and pose little hazard to astronomical equipment)
Address: Holton Rd., Franklin, CT. Sprague Land Trust property on Holton Road in Franklin. Directions/Parking: From Baltic take 207 West, right onto Holton Rd. (before the Franklin School), drive almost to end. Parking on left in mowed field/marked areas.
Expect this! Join Rangers Kim and Geoff for a night observing some far distant objects like galaxies, clusters of stars, Red Giants, Nebulae. We might be able to view Jupiter. If you have a telescope – bring it. If you don’t know how to use it come early and we’ll help get you get started.
(We’ll be there about 7PM.) Learn how to find the North Star. We talk about – and answer – all kinds of astronomical trivia while we observe.
This is a family friendly event. Please – no lanterns and flashlights should be only be red lights. No white lights.
Questions? 860-774-3300. Time/Distance: 3 hours, n/a
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John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 7 am – 1 pm. Rain date: Sunday, June 18th
Difficulty: Moderate. Key(s): Restrooms nearby, Bring Bike & Helmet, Registration Required. Address: 10 S. Eagleville Rd., Storrs (Mansfield), CT.
Expect this! The Town of Mansfield, Mansfield Community Center, and Mansfield Downtown Partnership invite you to explore Mansfield by bike! The John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield features three different routes (7, 20, and 40 miles) through Mansfield’s historic districts, new downtown, and the UConn campus. Experience riding on open roads is encouraged. NOTE: Rides take place on open roads; Helmets required; Registration materials will be available in May with fee to be determined at that time. Questions? mdp@mansfieldct.org or 860-429-3015. Sponsored by: Mansfield Downtown Partnership.
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Trees on Woodstock Hill
Saturday, 6/17/2017, 10 – 11:30 am
Difficulty: Moderate. Key(s): Restrooms nearby. Leashed dogs ok.
Address: Palmer Arboretum, 523 Scenic Rte. 169, Woodstock, CT. Park behind brick Historical Society Building.
Expect this! We will tour the 100 year old Palmer Arboretum, which is currently being restored and view the special trees on Woodstock Hill’s Common.
Questions? 860-928-9469, ext 322. Time/Distance: 1.5 hours, 1 mile
Sponsored by: Palmer Arboretum, Town of Woodstock.
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Father’s Day Rail Flea Market
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10 am – 4 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Address: 55 Bridge St., Windham (Willimantic), CT. Drive in about 0.5 miles on the gravel road beside the tracks to the walk start point.
Expect this! Dads and the whole family will love this fresh air flea market! Railroadiana, toy & model trains, train papers, books, railroad artifacts. (Sellers are welcome for $3 additional with regular admission. BYO table, chairs, tent, etc. Any railroad merchandise acceptable.) Details at www.cteastrrmuseum.org. Entry fees apply to all.Sponsored by: CT Eastern Railroad Museum.
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Dam Tours are Very Popular!
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 11 am – 1 pm. Rain or Shine
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s): Stairs lead down into the Dam, No ADA Access.
Address: Buffumville Dam, 48 Old Oxford Rd., Charlton, MA.
Expect this! Join a Park Ranger at the Gate House Doors of Buffumville Dam for an exclusive tour, inside and out. Rain or shine. Questions? 508-248-5697
Sponsored by: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hodges Village Dam
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Leffingwell House Museum Guys with Guns Manly Day
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 11 am – 4 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Address: 348 Washington St., Norwich, CT.
Expect this! After a self-guided Walk Norwich stroll (walknorwich.org), Leffingwell offers a day of “manly” fun for all guys. Guys with Guns shows off the Guns of Norwich & Lebanon Towne Militia Co. 1775. $5 entry fee. Questions? 860-889-9440. Time/Distance: 5 hours, n/a. Sponsored by: Leffingwell House Museum.
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Tour “The Fenn” & Learn How it was Preserved
Saturday, June 17, 2017, time TBD
Difficulty: Easy. Key(s):  . Address: 205 Roseland Park Rd., Woodstock, CT. Roseland Park, meet at the park barn.
Expect this! Meet Bet & her husband Patrick to learn what they have done & how they have done it. Theirs is an amazing story of purchasing & preserving land in Woodstock. After the story, tour “The Fenn” located on the north end of Roseland Lake in Woodstock.  After the tour, refuel with lunch in the park. Questions? 860-774-3300. Time/Distance: TBD, TBD. Sponsored by:ECFLA/WDLT.
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Paddle Killingly’s Mashapaug Lake (Bigelow Hollow State Park ) Paddle
Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Difficulty: Moderate. Key(s):Pre-register online here. Kayak/canoe, pfd, 10-foot length of rope, whistle, headlamp/flashlight. Address: 288 Bigelow Hollow Dr., Union, CT. There is a smaller pond at the entrance to the park, this is not the lake. Follow signs to the Boat launch/Mashapaug Lake, once you enter the park.
Expect this! Leisurely flatwater paddle on Mashapaug Lake, a 297-acre lake surrounded by Bigelow Hollow State Park and Nipmuck State Forest in the town of Union. The lake has a maximum depth of 39.5 feet and an average depth of 15 feet. Sponsored by: Paddle Killingly.
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Wyndham Land Trust’s Summer Solstice Gathering
Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 7 – 9 pm
Difficulty: Easy. Address: Holmes Rd., Pomfret, CT. Take Wrights Crossing Rd. to Holmes. Park considerately on the side of Holmes Rd.
Expect this! End Spring Outdoors and welcome in Summer at the Summer Solstice Celebration! Join land trust members on the longest day of the year at the Duck Marsh Preserve in Pomfret with stunning views. Not-yet-members are welcome, too. A great way to relax and ask the questions you may have about how Wyndham Land Trust works to preserve land in northeast CT, and then how they steward the various properties in their care. Bring a snack, bring your camera, bring your canvas and paint! Questions? 860-963-2090. Time/Distance: 2 hours, n/a. Sponsored by: Wyndham Land Trust.
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