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Walktober 2018!

Saturday, September 22 – Sunday, November 4

The 2018 Walktober Brochure  is now available!

Download your copy here or email LyAnn@tlgv.org to receive a printed version.

 

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EXPLORE your National Heritage Corridor’s 35 towns in eastern CT and south-central MA during Walktober 2018 with more than 250 walks, hikes, historic tales, paddles, bike rides, farm visits, and more offered by dedicated & passionate Walktober teams and the generous sponsors that make it happen. Thanks to them all!

SCHEDULE CHANGES

DATE CHANGE

Walktober #183 -Norwich in the 20th Century has been postponed to Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10-11 a.m., City Hall, 100 Broadway, Norwich, CT. Park in the City Hall Garage. 860-859-5349. The Rose City is known for its impressive architecture. Join City Historian, Dale Plummer, as he discusses Norwich’s architectural gems in Downtown Norwich and explains what life was like in Norwich during the 20th Century. Sponsored by the Norwich City Historian. www.norwichct.org

DATE CHANGE

Walktober #102 – Behind The Scenes Gravel Walk has been postponed until Nov. 3 at 9:30 a.m. 6 Kennedy Drive, Putnam, CT. 860-963-6584. Take a look behind the scenes of Rawson Materials with a walk through the gravel and sand pits located at one of the company’s locations. This is your chance to see a local gravel operation and see Putnam’s new pond! Registration required. Email Madilyn.smith@rawsonmaterials.com or call 860-317-7572 to register. Sponsored by Rawson Materials. www. rawsonmaterials.com

DATE CHANGE

Walktober #197 – Explore Schoolhouse Brook has been moved to Sunday, Nov. 4 from 1-3 pm instead of Thursday, Nov. 1. Meet at Schoolhouse Brook Park, Clover Mill Rd., Mansfield, CT. Park at Clover Mill Rd. trailhead, 0.7 miles on right after turn off Rt. 195. 860-429-6257. Join us to explore the forest, stone walls, a pond and stream as we stroll through the vibrant foliage in Schoolhouse Brook Park. Learn about the history and natural systems of Mansfield’s oldest Town Park. Sponsored by Town of Mansfield. www.mansfieldct.gov

BONUS WALKTOBERS!

Sept. 27

# 204 – Planning for Agritourism on Connecticut Farms: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Woodstock Town Hall Rm 1  415 Rt. 169  Woodstock, CT. Is your farm interested in hosting events? Are you interested in learning what other towns have done to support agritourism? Are you a municipal planner or leader interested in developing agritourism zoning regulations? The program will cover the basics of land use planning, model agritourism regulations and farmer experience. There will be an opportunity for open discussion. Sponsored by the Woodstock Agriculture Commission, UCONN College of Agriculture, Health & Natural Resources.

Oct. 6

# 207 – Beginner Watercolor Class: Oct. 6 and Oct. 8, 1-3 p.m. Registration Required. $10 Fee. Materials provided. Old Pomfret Town House, 11 Town House Dr., Pomfret Center, CT. Located off Avrill Rd. (between junction of Rts. 101/44 and Rts. 169/44. Watch for signs. 860-377-3718. Join Water Color Artist Edythe Roxburg in a beginner water color class. Northeastern Connecticut Art Guild (NECTAG) is dedicated to fostering the artistic growth of its members. It strives to further the artistic understanding and appreciation of art throughout the communities of Northeast CT. Sponsored by the Northeastern CT Art Guild. www.nectag.org

Oct. 7

# 205 – Chamberlin Mill: 2 p.m., Rain Date Oct. 14. and a free Walktober event at the Mill on October 7 at 2 PM (rain date October 14) (www.chamberlinmill.org).  flat 1.5 mile walk mostly on unpaved road surrounded by preserved woodland.  Dogs welcome. Walktober participants will be introduced to the Mill and its surroundings, walking along unpaved roads bordered by preserved land.  Return participants will get a chance to see the Mill’s restoration progress. Sponsored by Chamberlin Mill.

# 206 – Tour Brooklyn’s General Putnam Gallery & More:  1- 5 p.m., Brooklyn Historical Society Museum, 25 Canterbury Rd, Brooklyn CT. Visit and tour the hidden treasures behind the equestrian statue of General Israel Putnam at the Brooklyn Historical Society Museum. Learn about Brooklyn’s Revolutionary War hero, General Putnam himself during the 300th anniversary of his birth.  There is also a special exhibit, Treasures from Brooklyn’s Attic, so be sure to step back in time and imagine what life was like as you take a journey into Brooklyn’s past.  This is the last chance to visit the museum before it closes for the season, so be sure to mark this event as a “must visit.” Sponsored by the Brooklyn Historical Society.  www.brooklynct.org

Oct. 8 

# 207 – Beginner Watercolor Class: Oct. 6 and Oct. 8, 1-3 p.m. Registration Required. $10 Fee. Materials provided. Old Pomfret Town House, 11 Town House Dr., Pomfret Center, CT. Located off Avrill Rd. (between junction of Rts. 101/44 and Rts. 169/44. Watch for signs. 860-377-3718. Join Water Color Artist Edythe Roxburg in a beginner water color class. Northeastern Connecticut Art Guild (NECTAG) is dedicated to fostering the artistic growth of its members. It strives to further the artistic understanding and appreciation of art throughout the communities of Northeast CT. Sponsored by the Northeastern CT Art Guild. www.nectag.org

Oct. 10

#209 – The Great Four Engine Wreck in East Thompson of 1891: Oct. 10, 7 pm: The Arts Center, 111 Main Street, Southbridge, MA. Tom Chase, formerly of the Smithsonian Freer Gallery and Archivist of the Ramsdell Transportation Collection (THS),  and Joseph Iamartino, President of the Thompson Historical Society and editor of the Echoes of Old Thompson history books, will give a rail presentation featuring the story of the Dec. 4, 1891 Four Engine Wreck in E. Thompson. Every known photo of the wreck site will be shown with explanations of the cause of the accident that led to 3 deaths, as well as images of the trains involved, before and after the collisions. Sponsored by the Southbridge Historical Society.

Oct. 13

# 208 – A Walk in The Woods – Campbell Peaceful Valley: 10-11 am, Oct. 13, 215 Hunter Rd., Tolland, CT. 860-871-3601. Stroll through the Campbell “Peaceful Valley” Conservation Area on Hunter Road and enjoy the scenic overlook of the valley. The property has a diverse wildlife habitat and can be home to herons, songbirds, turkeys, woodcocks, fox, coyote, deer and bobcats. Two miles. Easy. Good for children. Leashed dogs welcomed. Light refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the Tolland Conservation Commission, https://www.tolland.org/open-space-hiking-trails/pages/campbell-conservation-area

#210 – The Great Four Engine Wreck in East Thompson of 1891: Oct. 13, 9 am, Tourtellotte Memorial High School, Ryscavage Auditorium, 785 Riverside Dr. (Rt.12), No. Grosvenordale, CT. Tom Chase, formerly of the Smithsonian Freer Gallery and Archivist of the Ramsdell Transportation Collection (THS),  and Joseph Iamartino, President of the Thompson Historical Society and editor of the Echoes of Old Thompson history books, will give a rail presentation featuring the story of the Dec. 4, 1891 Four Engine Wreck in E. Thompson. Every known photo of the wreck site will be shown with explanations of the cause of the accident that led to 3 deaths, as well as images of the trains involved, before and after the collisions. Sponsored by the Thompson Historical Society.

Oct. 21

#211 – Horses, Horsepower & Harvesting: Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Blue Slope Country Museum and Farm, 138 Blue Hill Road, Franklin CT. Demos of working horses, oxen and antique tractors. Family-friendly fall activities. Tour the museum and view the antique farm equipment. Free admission. Sponsored by Blue Slope Country Museum and Farm.


Walktober Leaders, if you missed the Walktober brochure deadline you can still submit adventures. They will be listed on this page as bonus walks and on our Facebook page. Contact Fran@tlgv.org with your information.

*There is just one requirement to offer a Walktober; either you or your organization should be a proud member or partner of The Last Green Valley.

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The 2018 Walktober Brochure  is now available!

Walktober 2018 Cover The Last Green Valley

Download your copy here  or email LyAnn@tlgv.org to receive a printed version.

 


 

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