Spring Outdoors: March 19 to June 20, Throughout The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. The fifth annual Spring Outdoors will feature walks, hikes, bikes, paddles, events and tours that will help you enjoy the stunning changes of season from beginning to end in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. A downloadable online guide will be available at TheLastGreenValley.org soon. Visit our website regularly as we are always adding new adventures to the Spring Outdoors lineup. Call 860-774-3300 for more information.
TLGV’s Spring Outdoors Kick-off Hike: 10 a.m. to Noon, March 19, Old Furnace State Park, Killingly CT. Welcome the first day of spring and the Vernal Equinox with The Last Green Valley’s Chief Ranger Bill Reid on a hike at Old Furnace State Park in Killingly. The park has excellent hiking trails and exceptional views from the top of Half Hill (locally known as Ross Cliffs). We’ll hike the loop orange trail to the top of the cliffs for a brief rest to enjoy the spectacular views to the east, then follow the trail down the hill and around Furnace Pond. Along the way we’ll look for animal signs, learn more about the trees and habitat of the park, and welcome in the first day of spring. RSVP is required as space is limited. Please contact Bill Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up or call 860-774-3300 for more information.
TLGV Acorn Adventure – Letterboxing: March 21, 10 a.m. to Noon, Camp Laurel, 175 Clubhouse Road, Lebanon CT. Do you like to be outside? Do you like to search for treasure? Letterboxing is a family-friendly hobby that gets you outside to follow the clues and find the treasure, a hand-carved stamp you can add to your personal logbook. Acorns will get an introduction to letterboxing and their own letterboxing kits, which will include a starter logbook, an inkpad and the chance to make a personal stamp. The group will then hike the trails of Camp Laurel, following the clues to find a series of four letterboxes. The program is open to all kids and their families. For more information call 860-774-3300. Acorn Adventures are held monthly and every child participant receives an Acorn journal to keep a record of their adventures. This program is made possible through a partnership with Girl Scouts of Connecticut. Acorn Adventures are sponsored by Putnam Bank.
The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor is 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. Together we can care for it, enjoy it and pass it on!