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This month was made for walking. Walktober in The Last Green Valley.

This month was made for walking. Walktober in The Last Green Valley.

Get your walking shoes out, it’s Walktober time! Throughout the month of October, you can choose from more than 107 guided hikes and walking tours – as well as a few kayak and bike trips – through The Last Green Valley. These tours are a fabulous way to see the hidden corners of our area, enjoy the outdoors, learn some history and culture and...

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Blue Slope Farm celebrates fall with the annual Fall Tyme Festival.

Blue Slope Farm celebrates fall with the annual Fall Tyme Festival.

Spend a day experiencing authentic farm life on one of our favorite farms. October 4-5, 2014 Blue Slope Farm and Country Museum is hosting its annual Fall Tyme Festival. Visitors will get to check out all kinds of farm paraphernalia, like antique cars, engines and tractors and hay balers; observe cow milking, spinning, weaving and blacksmithing; and see the working...

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Animals, hiking and fishing are all part of the Bakerwoods Farm charm.

Animals, hiking and fishing are all part of the Bakerwoods Farm charm.

This quirky venue owned by the Baker family since the 1940s is located on 150 acres in the quiet woods of Ashford. It’s a great place to bring the kids. There are walking trails (populated by gnomes and “ancient faces”), a fishing pond (BYO equipment), and all manner of animals to pet and feed, including ducks, chickens & other birds, goats, sheep,...

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Lighting the way – Firefly Walks at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center.

Lighting the way – Firefly Walks at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center.

  Fireflies have to be one of nature’s best creations. We just think they’re the coolest little friends, the way they light up our summer nights. This summer, you don’t have to leave firefly sightings to chance. The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center is offering three Firefly Walks through early July – a great activity to do as a family when you’re...

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Hit the trails with us. Connecticut Trails Day Weekend, June 7-8.

Hit the trails with us. Connecticut Trails Day Weekend, June 7-8.

Happy trails to you! June 7-8 is Connecticut Trails Day Weekend, and there’s tons of activities for all you outdoorsy types at state parks and forests. Hiking, biking, running, walking, bird watching, horseback riding, we have it all – over 250 events to choose from statewide. And there are tons of volunteers from all areas – parks and rec, historical...

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Rolling down the river at Willimantic Riverfest, Saturday, May 17.

Rolling down the river at Willimantic Riverfest, Saturday, May 17.

Willimantic’s Riverfest is Saturday, May 17. Riverfest is an awesome way to get outside and enjoy the weather, while seeing the best of Willimantic from a totally new view – the river. There’s a river paddle portion of the day beginning at 9 a.m. (boats need to be dropped off in Mansfield, check the website for details). If you’re not into boating,...

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Willimantic’s Third Thursday Street Fests are back!

Willimantic’s Third Thursday Street Fests are back!

You know that summer season is nigh when Willimantic’s Third Thursday Street Fests are back on the calendar! Thursday, May 15 is the first fest of the season, and this is going to be one heck of a season. It all starts by dancing across the historic footbridge. How cool is that? Volunteers will be on site to guide dancers – and there’s no groove expertise...

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Walkable towns in Mystic Country. Spend the day on foot checking out our favorite towns.

Walkable towns in Mystic Country. Spend the day on foot checking out our favorite towns.

The best New England towns are the ones where you really feel like you’re in New England. They are the walkable ones where you can park your car and spend the day on foot, absorbing the entire experience of where you are. In Mystic Country, we’ve got the coast and the country covered on this one. Mystic What can we say about Mystic? It has it all and...

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School vacation week is the best week ever….at least in Mystic Country.

School vacation week is the best week ever….at least in Mystic Country.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again…if you’re a kid, anyway. First school vacation of 2014! And if you’re a parent, you’re probably wondering how to fill seven cold, winter days without boredom, cabin fever or rebellion creeping in. Not to worry – pack a lunch or an overnight bag and head to Mystic Country for tons of kid-friendly...

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Walk around the clock. Annual Walktober event, throughout October in the Last Green Valley.

Walk around the clock. Annual Walktober event, throughout October in the Last Green Valley.

It’s the best season to walk – leaves are changing, temperatures are cooling down and there’s so much to see and do. During the annual Walktober events, you can choose your scenery – organized walks, paddles, bike rides and runs are held in parks, on trails, at farms and in numerous historical sites. Dogs are allowed at most walks – please...

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