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First Congregational Church & Woodstock Academy clean up the Common on Woodstock Hill.

4/22 Clean Up with TLGV on Earth Day!

April 3, 2023

TLGV’S Earth Day Riverside Cleanup Come celebrate Earth Day at 10:00 am on Saturday 4/22 with The Last Green Valley by rolling up your sleeves to clean up the riverside of the Quinebaug River at a popular and loved boat launch area in Canterbury, CT.…

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

March 7, 2023

One of my favorite hikes is Tinkerville Brook in Ashford, CT. It is one of many properties owned by Joshua’s Trust and was recommended to me by their executive director Mike Hveem. The first time I visited the property was with my wife Julie, and…

Exploring March and International Forest Day

March 7, 2023

I believe every month holds its beauty and wonders, but if we are honest March can be a greater challenge when searching for those bright spots. It is considered one of the dreariest months on the calendar. As we inch towards spring, the winter of…

Cancelled – Earth Hour with a TLGV Night Sky Adventure 3/25

March 2, 2023

Cancelled – TLGV Night Sky Adventure: Earth Hour at Camp Laurel 7:30 pm, March 25 Camp Laurel Girl Scout Camp, 175 Clubhouse Rd., Lebanon CT We’re celebrating Earth Hour! We’ll start with a talk about light pollution before a moonlit trek to understand how our…

Meet the Incredible Opossum at 3/26 Acorn Adventure for Families

March 1, 2023

Join us with your families later this month to meet and learn more about the incredible opossum. Acorn Adventure: The Incredible Opossum with Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue March 26th at 1 pm & 3 pm, Woodstock, CT Meet your new wildlife best friend! Opossums are amazing…

Kick Off Spring with 3/20 Vernal Equinox Hike

March 1, 2023

Join us later this month to both kick off the season and TLGV’s Spring Outdoors program in style, and make a day of it! Spring Outdoors Vernal Equinox Hike with TLGV 10 am, March 20 10 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA Celebrate spring with…

How to Catch a Snowflake

February 28, 2023

“Silently, like thoughts that come and go, the snowflakes fall, each one a gem.” William Hamilton Gibson Wintertime tends to bring out the kid in me, or rather brings back so many snowy winter memories from long ago that remind me of when I was…

Exploring February: A Snow Moon, Black History Month & A Winter Walk Among Bare Trees

February 15, 2023

Today we’ll experience the full moon of February, called the Snow Moon since February is typically our snowiest month of the year. After a relatively snowless January, I am hopeful the Snow Moon brings a bit more of the white stuff. I enjoy tracking animals…

Sunrise at Old Furnace State Park as people watch.

Outdoor Adventures with Ranger Bill – Old Furnace State Park

January 31, 2023

A beautiful 2.5 mile loop hike One of my favorite locations for a quick hike is Old Furnace State Park in Killingly. I have organized hikes there for TLGV and family outings and for good reason. With a location close to I-395 it’s easily accessible…