the last green valley
Get connected and inspired as you discover the natural and historic beauty of The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. Find it all in the brand new edition of Explore!, a comprehensive, complimentary Guide to Outdoor, Indoor, and Around Town Adventures in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. Covering 35 towns in eastern Connecticut and south-central Massachusetts, you can tackle a trail, hear stories from the past, sip wine sitting by the vines, shop ‘til you drop, and savor local foods. From lakes and hilltops to farmlands and forests, there is plenty to discover!
Explore! will connect you with all of The Last Green Valley’s treasures, and increase your capacity for fun and enjoyment. Explore! is loaded with more content than before, including nearby places to visit for hiking, community concerts, strolling, biking, paddling, swimming, learning, shopping and lots more. Call The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) today at 860-774-3300 for your complimentary copy, or find it in information kiosks throughout The Last Green Valley.
Stay up to date and learn more about The Last Green Valley and TLGV’s programs online at www.thelastgreenvalley.org and on Facebook.
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.
The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) invites you to take advantage of Spring Outdoors before this popular new program finishes up for the year.
Start the weekend with “Hubbard Sanctuary Vistas” in Chaplin on Saturday, May 21st at 1 p.m. This Joshua’s Trust property is accessible by parking at the Chaplin Town Hall, 495 Phoenixville Rd., just off Rte. 98. Bring your leashed dogs along on this easy to moderate trail that leads past and through a variety of terrain including 2 ponds, a large hay field, and a wooded ridge. After hiking to the top of a wooded ridge, you will be rewarded by a beautiful pasture that is rich in local history.
This is also the weekend of the “Flower Moon,” “Milk Moon” or “Corn Planting Moon,” and on Saturday, May 21st from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. you can enjoy one of the things that makes The Last Green Valley special – dark night skies. Although the skies will be brighter than normal with a full moon to light your way, you’ll be able to appreciate the mood lighting, just as Nellie & Edwin Way Teale did on their homestead, Trail Wood, at 93 Kenyon Rd. in Hampton. This program is brought to you by CT Audubon at Trail Wood. Note: Fees apply – CAS members are free, $3 for non-members.
Spend Sunday afternoon, May 22nd, from 2 – 4 p.m. taking in “Laurel Blossom Time” with the New Roxbury Land Trust on their Border Woods Preserve on Eastford Rd. in Woodstock. This preserve is located on Rte. 198, about 1 mile north of the Rtes. 198 & 197 intersection. Look for the kiosk sign that will be on your right if you are headed north. Expect to marvel at the laurel in bloom in beautiful oak/pine/laurel woodland, with up and down ledges leading to a lush wooded marsh path. This is a unique opportunity to learn names & lifestyles of plant and bird life around these special, contrasting habitats. Preregistration is not required, but helpful in case of weather questions/concerns. Call Jorie Hunken at 860-928-3047 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Outdoors will be ending soon; view the web-based brochure on TLGV’s website www.thelastgreenvalley.org for the remaining walks. TLGV’s Facebook page has all these events posted, too.
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 works for you in the National Heritage Corridor. We help you to care for it, enjoy it and pass it on!