Pursue More Adventure as Walktober Continues

We encourage you to pursue even more adventure during the 25th annual Walktober, now in mid-stride with dozens of offerings in the National Heritage Corridor this week.

Start off with one of the many Walktober choices in Norwich, CT, with “In the Shoes of the Seeing Impaired” on Saturday, October 10. A trained guide will take you on a short walk as a person without sight. Try to find a place to sit or tie your shoes when you are blind-folded. This experience is sure to be eye-opening.

Or, if you always wanted to grow up to be a fireman, you can meet the real thing at the “Firefighting Museum Tour” in Oxford, MA. See antique and modern fire engines plus video presentations. The Oxford Firefighters Association will even grill up free hot dogs for attendees. They promise not to burn them!

Logee’s Greenhouses in Danielson, CT, offers a month-long free Letterbox Scavenger Hunt, and will reward the victors with a $5 coupon!

Do you know “Where the Buffalo Still Roam?” Walktober answers that question, and you can meet the bison in Brooklyn, CT, on Sunday, October 11. An annual Walktober favorite, this adventure serves up wild rice and bison soup samples after the walk.
“Tales of Mason Hill” shows off one of Killingly Conservation Commission’s properties. Learn about the mysterious fallen tree and you’ll get a map of “Undiscovered Killingly” so you can return to explore back roads.

Want to meet the cows that make the milk and ice cream you enjoy? Thanks to “Autumn Cows and Fields,” you can. After a tour of Graywall Farms in Lebanon, CT, sample some of The Farmer’s Cow beverages and ice cream – from cow to you!
A local take on the antiquing craze, the “Return of Three Appraisers” brings three experts together in Hampton, CT, to appraise Grandma’s tea pot, Great Poppa’s hoe, or that yard sale find. A small fee of $5 for the first item and $2 for each additional item benefits the Hampton Antiquarian and Historical Society.

Close this week out with a “Hike the Old Furnace Trail to Ross’ Cliff” and a wondrous vista overlooking exceptional foliage viewing opportunities in Killingly, CT. TLGV Chief Ranger Bill leads and shares his knowledge of the flora and fauna along the way.