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Walktober: Wells Woods - Columbia's Ghost Town

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Walktober: Wells Woods - Columbia's Ghost Town, Oct. 15, 1-3 p.m., rain date: Oct. 22, 1-3 p.m., 32 Wells Woods Rd., Columbia CT. Parking on right side of road only. Pre-registration required, email [email protected] or call 860-228-2849. Learn about a village once home to over a dozen families but abandoned since the 1930's. We'll visit old homestead and mill sites, a family cemetery, and the village school site, all the while hearing stories of those who settled here in the 1820's and left behind so much evidence of the hard lives they led.

 

Walktober hits its stride this weekend with more than 60 adventures throughout The Last Green Valley. And it’s all happening as the national heritage corridor begins to hit its peak for fall foliage. The Walktober events will be engaging and fun and the scenery spectacular.

Walktober is in its 27th year and is a program of The Last Green Valley, Inc., the non-profit charged with promoting and advocating for the national heritage corridor’s unique resources. 

“This is why people come from all over the world to New England in the fall,” said Lois Bruinooge, Executive Director of TLGV. “The spectacular foliage we experience year after year is a rarity in many places and Walktober helps people take full advantage of our natural resources. Walktober is the best way to get out in The Last Green Valley and explore all its corners with experienced and passionate volunteers and take in fall at its best.

 

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