Coventry, CT – Lace up your walking shoes and join the Nathan Hale Homestead staff for Walktober! We are so eager to hit the trails we can’t even wait for October to begin. On Saturday, September 22nd experience the Hale Homestead Landscape Tour: Reading an 18th-Century Farm beginning at 11 am. Take an easy 1.5 mile stroll around the Homestead and through history – discover the Hale farm as it was in Nathan’s time. Travel into the Nathan Hale State Forest during the last leg of the journey on the “road to Norwich,” an 18th–centrury dirt road that the Hale Family used t drive their livestock to Market.
Then on Sunday, September 30th enojoy I Spy A Letterbox, a kid-friendly, activity-geared walk covering 1.5 miles in 1.5 hours, beginning at 1 pm. Following clues, venture into the Nathan Hale State Forest searching for hidden letterboxes. Once found, leave your stamp in the enclosed logbook, and get a stamp in your personal logbook, too! Letterboxing is a low-tech way of observing and making connections. Letterboxing kits will be available for sale in the Nathan Hale Visitor Center for $5 if you’d like to start this fun activity today. For more information on Letterboxing visit www.letterboxing.org. A treasure hunt for all ages!
Heavy rain cancels both Walktober walking tours. Participation is Free, donations welcome to support the care of the Nathan Hale Homestead. The Homestead is located at 2299 South Street in Coventry, CT 06238 and is open for regular tours from May through October. For more information, visit www.ctlandmarks.org, email email@example.com, or call (860) 742-6917.
Walktober encourages participants to explore the National Heritage Corridor’s 35 towns in easter CT and south-central MA through walks, hikes, historic tales, paddles, bike rides, farm visits, and more offered by dedicated and passionate Walktober teams and the generous sponsors that make it happen. For more information on Walktober, visit thelastgreenvalley.org/explore-the-last-green-valley/walktober.
About Connecticut Landmarks
Connecticut Landmarks’ mission is to inspire interest and encourage learning about the American past by preserving selected historic properties, collections and stories and presenting programs that meaningfully engage the public and our communities. For more information, please visit www.ctlandmarks.org.