TLGV’s Offers Walktober Redux – A new Thanksgiving Weekend Tradition for the whole family

vernal equinox hike Bigelow Hollow, March 2019

TLGV’s Offers Walktober Redux – A new Thanksgiving Weekend Tradition for the whole family

 

The Last Green Valley, Inc. is taking the #OptOutside movement to the next level Thanksgiving Weekend with Walktober Redux – a mini version of our hugely popular autumnal event. With the 2020 holidays looking different for many in the region, TLGV staff and volunteer rangers will be leading a series of hikes throughout The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor.

Bring family and friends and join us for a weekend of new traditions. All hikes have a limited capacity to ensure safe distancing. Masks and registration are required for all events.

FRIDAY

Wolf Den Hike: 10 am, Nov. 27, Pomfret, CT. Join TLGV Rangers John and Kevin on a hike of some of Mashamoquet State Park’s most iconic locations. Hike to the table rock and then to the wolf den where the group will take a short rest for a snack before returning on another trail to the parking area. This is a three-mile moderate hike. Registration and masks required. Parking directions will be given upon registration. Email Bill at bill@tlgv.org or call 860-774-3300 to register and for details. Limit 15 people.

Bi-State Marker Hike: 12:30 pm, Nov. 27, Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown, CT. Venture out in Pachaug State Forest to the stone monument marking the border between Connecticut and Rhode Island. It will be a four-mile out-and-back hike of moderate difficulty, featuring a few rock scrambles and approximately 100 ft. of elevation over the two miles out to the marker. Registration and masks required. Parking directions will be given upon registration. Email Kyle at kyle@tlgv.org or call 860-774-3300 to register and for details. Limit 15 people.

 

SATURDAY

Eastford Nipmuck Trail: 10 am to noon, Nov. 28, Eastford, CT. Join Chief Ranger Bill Reid for a hike on the Nipmuck Trail in Eastford. This will be a moderate four-mile round-trip hike to an interesting destination on the iconic trail. Registration and masks required. Parking directions will be given upon registration. Email Bill at bill@tlgv.org or call 860-774-3300 to register and for details. Limit 15 people.

TriTown Forest Preserve Hike: 1 pm, Nov. 28, North Stonington, CT. Come and experience one of Avalonia Land Conservancy’s newer and more rugged properties. This moderately difficult five-mile hike, with approximately 400 ft. elevation gain over the course of the loop, features two major scenic overlooks amid many noteworthy natural and historical features while weaving in and out of The Last Green Valley. Registration and masks required. Parking directions will be given upon registration. Email Kyle at kyle@tlgv.org or call 860-774-3300 to register and for details. Limit 15 people.

THIS PROGRAM HAS MOVED FROM FRIDAY TO SATURDAY
Winter Night Sky: 5:30 pm, Nov. 27, West Thompson Dam, Thompson, CT.
Enjoy the winter night sky views of the moon, Saturn and Jupiter. Registration and masks required. Parking directions will be given upon registration. Email Fran at fran@tlgv.org or call 860-774-3300 to register and for details. Limit 20 people.

 

SUNDAY

Bartlett Brook Ramble: 10 am, Nov. 29, Lebanon, CT. Enjoy a peaceful, relatively easy two-mile ramble on old farm roads in the Bartlett Brook Wildlife Management Area. We’ll learn about state habitat restoration efforts plus take a detour to glimpse a former water mill site. Registration and masks required. Parking directions will be given upon registration. Email Kyle at kyle@tlgv.org or call 860-774-3300 to register and for details. Limit 20 people.

Afternoon Nipmuck Trail Hike in Ashford: 1 – 3 pm, Nov. 29, Ashford, CT. Join Chief Ranger Bill Reid for an afternoon hike on the Nipmuck Trail in Ashford. This will be an easy two-mile round-trip hike to a fun destination. Registration and masks required. Parking directions will be given upon registration. Email Bill at bill@tlgv.org or call 860-774-3300 to register and for details. Limit 15 people.

Sprague Land Preserve Hike: 1 – 3:30 pm, Nov. 29, Sprague, CT. Hike one of the newer trails at Sprague Land Preserve, where we will stop to see if the waterfall is flowing. On the way back, we can take a look at an old foundation. Depending on conditions, the hike will be three to four miles long, with potential elevation changes of 250 ft. Registration and masks required. Parking directions will be given upon registration. Email Nick at Nick@tlgv.org or call 860-774-3300 to register and for details. Limit 15 people.

 

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