370 South Canterbury Road - Canterbury, Connecticut
UPDATE: This walk is completely booked up. Unfortunately we can’t take any more pre-registrations, and our waiting list is also now full. We hope you have the opportunity to enjoy some of this year’s other wonderful Walktober outings.
On Friday, October 23, 2015, rain date October 29, 1:00 PM, we have the rare opportunity to walk the expansive riverfront property of the magnificent Captain John Clark house on South Canterbury Road.
If you’ve ever passed this property, you probably remember it—stunning white historic mansion, splendid stone walls, idyllic landscape. After a brief architectural discussion with Ellen Wilson of the Canterbury Historical Society, Nick Bellantoni, Emeritus State Archaeologist, will lead a walk to the Quinebaug River, exploring the area’s geology, history, and indigenous culture.
In addition, historical society member Alton Orlomoski will display an impressive array of Native American artifacts.
Have an artifact of your own that you’d like to learn more about? Bring it along and Dr. Bellantoni will share his expert opinion.
This event, #131 in the Walktober brochure, is free and open to the public, but participation will be limited to 50 people over the age of 10, and pre-registration is required to take part.
Sorry, both pre-registrations and the waiting list are now full. We will notify folks on the waiting list of openings, if any, as early as possible.
Please be aware the walk to and from the river is moderately strenuous, will take more than an hour, and is about a mile in length. For your safety, you need to be reasonably fit and wearing sturdy, comfortable walking shoes.
No dogs please.
Parking on site.
Watch for traffic cones on South Canterbury Road (Route 169), indicating you are approaching your turn into the property.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Walktober, sponsored annually by The Last Green Valley. What started out as a single weekend has now grown into a month-long schedule packed with walks, hikes, paddles, bike rides, and special events highlighting the singular character of The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. http://thelastgreenvalley.org/
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