Step Up to the Walktober Challenge!

2016 Walktober Cover

Step Up to the Walktober Challenge!

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) invites its members to step up to the challenge during the 26thannual Walktober. Attend 15 Walktober adventures as a TLGV member, and earn your own Walktober Member Challenge T-shirt! With more than 270 opportunities, all you need to do is pick out 15 (or more) that tickle your fancy – and step up (or paddle or pedal) to the challenge. Last year’s challenge winners will get a new prize.

This week offers 50 Walktober options spread throughout The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor! It is a challenge to list them all here, so be sure to get your Walktober brochure for all the details. Here are some options for Walktober fun this week:

Outdoor lovers can paddle & hike with Thompson Trails Committee (listing #35), paddle the French River (listing #36), gaze at autumn night skies with Joshua’s Trust (listing #31), enjoy “50 Feet With a View” (listing #53), hike the Preserve in Sprague (listing #56), explore Mount Misery (listing #62), and hike the Nipmuck with TLGV’s Chief Ranger Bill Reid (listing #66).

Legends come to life in Walktober! Walk in Gertrude Chandler Warner’s Footsteps (listing #44), learn of Uncas’ leap (listing #47), celebrate Norwich’s Founders (listing #49), visit Josias Byle’s homestead (listing #60), grasp 200 years of Ramsdell family history (listing #61), step back in time to Nathan Hale’s Homestead (listing #65), hear opulent stories about Norwich Millionaires’ Triangle (listing #67) and imagine the Ghost Train cruising along the Air Line Trail (listing #78.)

Local farms have long been involved in Walktober. They offer fresh and local products as well as agri-tourism to our region. Gobble up the “Turkey Talk on Ekonk Hill” (listing #57), learn from Lapsley Orchard’s own “Johnny Appleseed” (listing #63), and get the buzz on how native pollinators assist us all (listing #79).

Festivals, 5k’s, craft fairs, fine arts, history, scouts, chestnut trees, rivers, mills, trails, fishing, cemeteries, clean water, stories in stone, time travel, Oktoberfest Southbridge, pizza, pages, and knitting are some descriptors you will spot coming up this week. You need a brochure to see all the details!

Get your Walktober brochure: email mail@tlgv.org; call 860-774-3300; download a PDF from the website www.thelastgreenvalley.org; or pick one up at any TLGV town hall, library or information kiosk within the region.  All updates, additions and cancellations will be posted on the Walktober page on TLGV’s website and Facebook page, so please check them often.

The Last Green Valley is a National Heritage Corridor – the last stretch of dark night sky in the coastal sprawl between Boston and Washington, D.C.  The Last Green Valley, Inc. works for you in the National Heritage Corridor. We help you to care for it, enjoy it and pass it on.

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