Giddings Park

This town property offers numerous baseball, softball and soccer fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, a pavillion and a playground.There is a relatively flat loop trail around the park. Behind the park, you can hike a wooded 1.3 mile loop trail; access by going down the hill from the parking areas. No fee.

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Bailey’s Ravine at Ayer Gap

This 80-acre property is owned by The Nature Conservancy offers a short but rugged hike through a small gorge. Bailey Brook flows through the property, offering a handful of small waterfalls. Amoderate rocky incline at the start will lead to great view of Franklin’s countryside. No fee.

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Franklin Swamp Wildlife Management Area

Parking also off Under the Mountain Road Learn and follow all of the rules, regulations and safety measures for hunting and trapping in CT & MA. Each State’s website has all the pertinent information. Whether archery or firearms, there is an assortment of game to pursue such as pheasant, turkey, water fowl, small game and…

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Blue Slope Country Museum

Blue Slope Country Museum provides uniquely fun and educational programs for groups of all ages – pre-k through the golden years. Summer activities include campfires and square dances. The October event welcomes families for many activities, demonstrations, and horse-drawn wagon rides to view the farm property and animals.

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Sprague Land Preserve (aka Mukluk Preserve)

Sprague Land Preserve was formerly known as the Mukluk Preserve. The Town of Sprague purchased this in 2005 with the help of a Land Acquisition grant from CT DEEP. Take in the beautiful setting, many wooded trails, and area wildlife. Just below the Scotland Dam on the Shetucket River, enjoy 1 mile of riverfront, too.…

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Franklin’s Janet Carlson Calvert Library

Franklin’s Janet Carlson Calvert 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…

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