Prudence Crandall Museum

Prudence Crandall, CT’s female hero opened the academy for African-American women in April 1833. Crandall and her students braved harassment and legal battles for almost 17 months until a mob attack on the building forced the school to close. A National Historical Landmark on the CT Freedom Trail and CT Women’s Heritage Trail. One of…

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Finnish American Heritage Society, Inc. (FAHS)

Built in 1924 by Finnish American Education Association as a social center for the Finnish community, the Heritage Society today has a Heritage Center, with a library and research archives. The Society’s purpose is to assist members in learning, collecting, preserving, and enjoying the Finnish-American traditions, customs, history, and cultural heritage.

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Hart’s Greenhouse & Florist, LLC – Canterbury

Hart’s is a family owned greenhouse, garden center and gift shop that has been in business for over 25 years with three locations in eastern CT. Hart’s grows well over a million plants each year, including the best annuals, perennials, herbs, roses, and hanging baskets.

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Aspinook Pond

301-acre pond covers Canterbury, Griswold & Lisbon. The Quinebaug River flows through the pond and this boat launch is on the Quinebaug. Paddle south for access to the pond. The launch is off Butts Bridge Rd., near the bridge. A fee launch is at Ross Hill Rd. private campground. Largemouth bass, perch & carp. State…

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Canterbury Town Green

Canterbury Town Green offers a 1.5 mile easy loop, but beware of traffic. A National Historic District with more than 32 varied architecturally and historically significant properties dating from 1709 to 1747, including the Prudence Crandall Musuem. Route 14, the Revolutionary route of the French Army under Rochambeau from Newport to Yorktown, crosses through the…

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Quinebaug River NRT – Butts Bridge to Aspinook Pond, Canterbury

Quinebaug River NRT – Butts Bridge to Aspinook Pond, Canterbury: Room for many cars. You can pull up right to the water’s edge. The landing is a nearly flat firm surface into the flatwater of Aspinook Pond. Anglers launch power boats here, too, so it can be busy during weekends. No public restrooms. The still…

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Quinebaug River NRT – Robert Manship Park to Butts Bridge, Canterbury

Quinebaug River NRT – Robert Manship Park to Butts Bridge, Canterbury: At the bottom of the sloping driveway, the launch is straight ahead. Plenty of parking spaces in that corner of the park. Portable restrooms often available. The path to the water is moderately sloped and can be slippery. After Robert Manship Park, the current…

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Canterbury Public Library

Canterbury Public Library is one of our Libraries of The Last Green Valley! Dictionaries describe “library” as a place set apart to contain books, periodicals, collection of manuscripts, publications, films, musical recordings, maps and other material for reading, viewing, listening, study, reference, or enjoyment. Hmmmm – ok, we agree, libraries do have all that, but…

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