Do You Walktober? Of Course You Do!
Get out and EXPLORE your National Heritage Corridor’s 35 towns in eastern CT and south-central MA from Saturday, September 24th through Sunday, November 6th. Walktober teams, volunteers & leaders have put together a collection of 250+ choices of walks, hikes, historic tales, paddles, bike rides, farm visits with animals, offered to YOU this Walktober! The dedicated & passionate Walktober teams and generous sponsors make Walktober possible. Thank them all when you attend.
2016 Walktober Bonuses, Updates & Changes!
♦ Bonus $ Fee Event added: Scottish Highland Festival, Sunday, October 9, 8 am. Key(s): Especially for families with children. Address: Waldo House, 96 Waldo Rd., Scotland, CT. 860-423-9634. Adults $15, Seniors & Students $10, Children 6-12 years old $5, Children under 5 are free. Amateur competitions kick off at 8am. Opening day ceremony is at noon. Bagpiping, drumming, dancing, and athletic competitions, massed bands, clan village and vendors with Scottish food/wares! Shee herding and animals of Scottish heritage. Special entertainment is folk music, harp circle, celtic bands, story tellers and more! Remember to wear your kilt. Sponsored by Highland Festival of Scotland (Scotland Highland Games.)
♦ Bonus $ Fee Event added: 10th Annual Run/Walk for the Penguins, Saturday, October 15, 9 am. Key(s): Restroom near, Wheelchair access, Dogs-leashed, Especially for families with children. Address: 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT (Parking areas marked & direction will be provided upon arrival.) 860-572-5955 ext. 518. Pre-registration not required but recommended here. Adults $30, Children 13 and under $20. Waddle over to Mystic Aquarium for this fun family-friendly 5k run or two-mile walk. All funds raised support efforts to save the endangered African penguin populations. Participants enjoy light refreshments following the race and free general admission to Mystic Aquarium the same day. Sponsored by Mystic Aquarium.
♦ Bonus $ Fee Event added: Owl Prowl, Saturday, October 22, 5:30-8:30pm. Key(s): Restroom near. Address: 9 Sand Hill Rd., Ashford, CT. 860-429-2181. Pre-registration for Owl Prowl walk to firstname.lastname@example.org. Adults $7, Children & Seniors $4, Children 3 and younger for FREE.
Participants are guaranteed to see 4 species of live owls. Kids crafts, Education Station where you can dissect an owl pellet, owl related raffle items. Food and hot beverages also available. There will be a short 1 mile, 30 minute Owl Prowl Walk at 8pm on the Nipmuck trail behind the facility to see if we can attract some wild owls (pre-registration required for this portion of the event.) Please wear weather appropriate clothing as this event is outdoors. Bring a flashlight, no headlamps please. Sponsored by: Horizon Wings.
If you love our programming, like Walktober, your partnership is welcome. Call us to see how! 860-774-3300.
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Together we care for, enjoy, and pass on our National Heritage Corridor.