June 10 – June 16, 2017
As the final days of spring and The Last Green Valley’s (TLGV) Spring Outdoors program wind down, there are still plenty of choices this week to spark your interest in all that makes The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor exceptional!
Ignite your desire to connect with history and natural resources on Saturday, June 10th with these options:
- “Visit the Huguenot Steamer Fire Station Museum” in North Oxford, MA, with a tour and tales from 10 am – noon.
- “Get Up & Get Outdoors” from 10 am – 1 pm at Buffumville Park in Charlton. This family-fun event will focus on boating & water safety and fishing, too!
- “Quilting & Fiber Arts” brings all sorts of locally-inspired works, speakers & demonstrations to the Mill Museum in Willimantic from 10 am – 4 pm. Fees: $10 Adults, $5 Children.
- “The Legend of Uncas Leap” steps off at 10:30 am and is a popular Norwich walk featuring deep connections with the Mohegan Tribe, as well as grand views of the waterfall.
- “The River, Rails, Mills & Trails” walks back in time at 11 am to recall railroad history and the river that powered the mills of Willimantic. Plan to stay after the walk and visit the CT Eastern Railroad Museum for extended family fun. Small entry fee applies to the museum.
- “A Colonial Dinner for our Future Governor” serves up quail pie and all the delights that an 18th century family would enjoy from 11am – 3 pm in Scotland. Children can make a special early CT wildlife booklet. Reduced admission fees.
- “Leffingwell House Museum” hosts an open house to show off their collection of tools, clothing, documents and stories galore from 11 am – 4 pm. First floor tour is free, small fee applies to enjoy the rest of this treasure in Norwich.
- Stretch your legs in Hampton on Goodwin Forest’s “Long Distance Guided Hike” leaving at 12 pm. Expect a 5-7 mile hike with nature’s tidbits pointed out along the trail.
- Joshua’s Trust has two tours, both from noon – 4 pm. “Atwood Farm Open House” and “Gurleyville Grist Mill Opening Day” are both located in Mansfield.
- “Tour Hale Homestead” in Coventry from 12 – 4 pm for free. As part of CT Open House Day, take this historic tour to learn where CT’s state hero came from.
- “Tom Callinan performs Songs from Troubadour Trail” celebrating Norwichtown, Mohegan Heritage, and Downtown at 2 pm at the Norwich Heritage & Regional Visitors Center.
- Sleep well after a busy Saturday, because the activities continue on Sunday, June 11th:
- “Paddle for a Cure” is a fundraiser for those in our community fighting cancer. Visit daykimball.org/paddle-for-a-cure for a pledge sheet (no fee to be a part of this paddle) and then to Riverside Park in Brooklyn at 10 am for the paddle.