Take a walk

Coventry - posted Sep, 20 2013

COVENTRY- Connecticut Landmarks’ Nathan Hale Homestead will offer three walking tours this October, as part of The Last Green Valley’s Walktober, which invites participants to experience the beauty of the The Last Green Valley with more than 100 free guided walks, strolls, paddles and bike rides and a multitude of special events. On Sunday, Oct. 6, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Connecticut Landmarks’ Hale Homestead staff will present Living Off the Lands in Colonial Times. Participants will take a 1.5 mile walk in the footsteps of the Hales through fields and forest, led by Hale Guide and forest enthusiast Bob Ulkus. There will be two walking tours on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 2 p.m. Ramble through the Nathan Hale cemetery on a .5 mile Stories in Stone walking tour led by Hale Guide and cemetery historian Linda Pagliuco and discover the history of stone carvers and Coventry Characters. Participants will meet at the Nathan Hale Cemetery on Lake Street in Coventry. Or, take the I Spy a Letterbox tour – follow clues and seek out history and letter boxes surrounding the Homestead of our State Hero, teacher, soldier and spy. The walking tour is 1 mile and is led by Hale Guides Joyce Knowlton and Anne Marie Charland; tour leaves from the Nathan Hale Visitor’s Center. Bring your own letterboxing gear, or pick up supplies in the Museum Store. For more information, please contact the Nathan Hale Homestead at 860-742-6917.

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