- This walk has been postponed from October 21 to the rain date of October 28.
- This walk is full and so is the wait list; we are no longer taking names for the wait list. If you aren’t already confirmed to join us, we hope you’ve had the opportunity to enjoy other Walktober outings this year in The Last Green Valley.
Back by popular demand. When we first offered this walk last year, it filled up fast and we had to disappoint many people who called to pre-register. If you were one of them, this year you have another opportunity.
On the rain date of Friday, October 28, we once again 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—a stunning white historic mansion set in an unspoiled pastoral landscape amid spectacular stone walls. After a brief architectural discussion of the house’s exterior 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.
Our thanks to the property owner for extending the invitation for us to enjoy this special outing.
- Although the walk is free and open to the public, participation is limited to 50 people over the age of 10, and pre-registration was required to take part. The walk is now full and pre-registration is closed. If you are on the wait list and slots open up, we will let you know as soon as possible.
- Please note 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 or hikers.
- 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 walk is #136 in the 2016 Walktober brochure.
See our Facebook page for many photos from last year’s Walktober walk on the property by talented photographer, Linda Orlomoski.
More About Walktober
Walktober is sponsored annually by The Last Green Valley. What started out as a single weekend has now grown into more than a month of scheduled walks, hikes, paddles, bike rides, and special events highlighting the singular scenic, historic, and rural character of The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. For more about Walktober, on the website homepage of The Last Green Valley, http://thelastgreenvalley.org/, select Explore from the top menu.
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