Programs Announced for Walktober Redux Nov. 26-28
A Little Walktober Redux Anyone?
We’re going to show our gratitude for our wide open spaces and amazing communities Thanksgiving Weekend as we have a little Walktober Redux! We’d love it if you would join us for one or all of our four adventures!
11/26: Natchaug Trail #OptOutside Hike – Natchaug Trail, Eastford CT
Join Chief Ranger Bill Reid at 9am to #OptOutside with a Walktober Redux hike on the Natchaug Trail in Eastford. The hike will take us through a variety of terrain and along the beautiful Natchaug River and past Beaverdam Marsh. Our route will take us past or near historic structures, such as the homestead of Gen. Nathaniel Lyon and the old Civilian Conservation Corps camp. Along the way we’ll learn about the forest around us and the history of the location. We will also plan a stop at Gen. Lyon Memorial Park for a rest and a snack. The hike is just more than 3 miles and includes a narrow forest trail with stream crossings, muddy spots, surface rocks and roots and about 400 feet in elevation. It is a moderate to difficult hike and is not recommended for people with mobility difficulty. RSVP is required. There is a limit of 20 people. Please contact Bill Reid at 860-774-3300 or Bill@tlgv.org for more information, to sign up and for directions.
11/27: TLGV Acorn Adventure, Hiking 101 with NOW – Thompson Trails, Thompson CT
Exploring the outdoors of The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor is a perfect – and free – way to enjoy time together as a family. But getting outside can also be intimidating. Join Northeast Opportunities for Wellness (NOW) Executive Director Tayler Shea, TLGV’s Ranger Bill and TLGV’s TerraCorps Service Member Monique Salvas as we hit the trails in Thompson to teach kids how to be safe, fuel their bodies (there will be snacks!) and enjoy the outdoors. We’ll stretch, learn and explore the trails in two sessions on Nov. 27. From 10 am to noon we will gear the program to little ones ages 4 to 9 (younger children are welcome). At 1 pm we’ll tackle the trail with kids 10 and up. Registration for this free program is required. Parking is limited. Exact location will be given after registration. TLGV’s Acorn Adventures are always free thanks to the generous sponsorship of Centreville Bank.
11/28: Sun Spotting – Hopeville State Park, 929 Hopeville Rd., Griswold CT
Our sun is an active and complex ball of energy and gases and right now it’s in a very active phase. Join Night Sky Rangers Geoff and Kim at 1pm until 2:30pm to get a look at the sun like you have never seen it before. With the help of special filters we will gaze directly at the sun looking for sun spots and more!
11/28: Holiday Dazzle Parade – Putnam CT
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