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Explore The Last Green Valley

What Is The Last Green Valley?

Welcome to The Last Green Valley

The Last Green Valley is green by day and dark by night. We are a National Heritage Corridor with a rich history in a surprisingly rural landscape. With 84% forest and farm, we are the last swath of dark night sky in the coastal sprawl between Boston and Washington DC.

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) works for you in the National Heritage Corridor. Together, we can care for it, enjoy it and pass it on!

people sit around a large stone fire pit celebrating the winter solstice.

Join Us For A Winter Solstice Hike & Bonfire

10 am to 12 pm, Dec. 21 Pachaug State Forest, Rt 49, Voluntown, CT Celebrate the winter solstice with TLGV…

Welcome to the 33rd Annual Walktober!

You’ll find more than 280 unique opportunities to experience the wonders of one of the nation’s oldest National Heritage Corridors.…

Outdoor Adventures with Ranger Bill — Enjoying West Thompson Lake

In The Last Green Valley we are fortunate to have several U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) project areas. I…

Ranger Bill’s Outdoor Adventures – Tinkerville Brooke in Ashford, CT

One of my favorite hikes is Tinkerville Brook in Ashford, CT. It is one of many properties owned by Joshua’s…

Sunrise at Old Furnace State Park as people watch.

Outdoor Adventures with Ranger Bill – Old Furnace State Park

A beautiful 2.5 mile loop hike One of my favorite locations for a quick hike is Old Furnace State Park…

Landmark Legislation to Ensure Long-Term Stability of The Last Green Valley

President Joe Biden recently signed into law the National Heritage Area Act (S. 1942), continuing overwhelming bipartisan support of the…

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December is a great month to do some stargazing! The geminds are the stars of the show and our largest meteor shower of the year -- peaking on Dec. 14. Night Sky Ranger Geoff has all the details in his monthly YouTube Video.
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35 Towns In The Last Green Valley

In Eastern Connecticut and South-Central Massachusetts

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