Walktober is still going strong with another week full of choices to whet your appetite for fun and activity in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. If you have enjoyed the annual program offered by The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) in its first few weeks, don’t stop now.

“Tackle the Trail” returns as a unique opportunity to run along the Air Line Trail on Saturday, October 15th, to benefit the Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation. Individual runners or relay teams will challenge themselves as they tackle 20 miles in the fresh air from Pomfret to Willimantic, CT.

Norwich’s Walktober Team continues to roll out a terrific variety of choices this year. Stroll through the Chelsea Parade Historic District (listing #134), tour City Hall, an architectural gem (listing #135), paddle in Norwich Harbor (listing #153), celebrate African American history (listing #157), sip cocoa with scarecrows at Leffingwell (listing #158), listen to Commodore Lanman speak of maritime history (listing #160), tune your pipes with a pipe organ (listing #64), and join in as Two Bells Beckon you to Ponemah Mills (listing #179).

Forests and woods, a major part of The Last Green Valley, are featured this week at the Chase Kimball Forest (listing #139), Experience Blue Flag Meadow (listing #140), Chenes Roches Preserve (listing #149), Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation Reservation Forestry Tour (listing #151), The Stillness of the Still River (listing #154), Valley Falls Foliage Hike (listing #168), a Hidden Gem in Woodstock’s Woods (listing #171), McKinstry Brook North Post Tornado Hike (listing #172), Why is the Cat Hollow (listing #180), Golden Oaks (listing #181), and the Goodwin Forest Photowalk (listing #182.)

Other teasers for this week: from pulpit to tomb (listing #141), kids’ nature scavenger hunts & letterboxing (listings #142, #175, #176), an Organization Expo (listing #143), PUP crawl (listing #144), fine arts festival (listing #145), harvest fests (listing #146 & 147), architecture (listing #148), farm visits (listings #150, 152, 159), tours (listings #155, 156), YMCA Camp family event (listing #162), mills-river-rails (listing #163), museums & book signings (listing #164), full moon events (listing #165, 166), fly high (listing #167), bike trail ride (listing #169), water life (listing #173), Discover Newent (listing #174), graveyards (listing #177), and entertainment (listings #184, 185, 186.)

Don’t worry! You can rest after Walktober, and you can still get the 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 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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