Cultural Trips

Some Highlights from our 2020-2021 Trips and Hikes:

Gillette Castle in East Haddam, November 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members hiking at Gillette Castle in East Haddam, November 2021.

 Devil’s Hopyard State Park in East Haddam, November 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 
Members hiking at Devil’s Hopyard State Park in East Haddam, November 2021.

Newport Historical Society’s walking tour

 

 

 

 

 

 
NEWPORT, RI – October 2021. Members on the Newport Historical Society’s walking tour.

Members hike

 

 

 

 

 

 
Rocky Neck State Park, CT – October 2021. Members’ hike.

Hogpen Hill Farms

 

 

 

 

 
Hogpen Hill Farms, Woodbury, CT – September 2021. Members’ view Edward Tufte’s abstract sculptures.

Stone sculptures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members view Edward Tufte abstract sculptures

 

 

 

 

 

 
Hogpen Hill Farms, Woodbury, CT – September 2021. Members’ view Edward Tufte’s abstract sculptures

Members on the tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CT Historical Society, Hartford, CT – September 2021. Members on the tour.

CHATFIELD HOLLOW Hiking Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHATFIELD HOLLOW STATE PARK – Thursday, April 20, 2021. In April, our hiking group had a beautiful day for our Chatfield Hollow hike in Killingsworth. Pictured are all eleven of us at the covered bridge. (We also saw the water wheel).

COCKAPONSETT Hiking Group

 

 

 

 

 

 
COCKAPONSETT STATE PARK – Thursday, March 23, 2021. Members at our hike at Cockaponsett State Park in Chester. We did a 3-mile hike, of moderate difficulty!

WADSWORTH FALLS STATE PARK

 

 

 

 

 

 
WADSWORTH FALLS STATE PARK – Thursday, November 5, 2020. With over 250 acres of fields, woods, and trails, in Middletown, it is famous for its Wadsworth Falls, located in the Park’s southwest corner.  Join us for a hike through this beautiful park as we walk along the Red Trail to the Falls, and back again.

SCULPTURE GROUNDS TOUR

 

 

 

 

 

 
SCULPTURE GROUNDS TOUR – Thursday, October 8, 2020. Next door to the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Studio 80 and its Sculpture Grounds encompass 4.5 acres along the Lieutenant River. Designed by sculptor Gilbert Boro, the grounds feature 66 contemporary art sculptural works by Mr. Boro, our Guide, and other visiting artists. We both saw and could touch the exhibits. (A donation of $5 per person went to the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts.)

CYPRESS CEMETARY TOUR

 

 

 

 

 

 
CYPRESS CEMETARY TOUR – Monday, September 14, 2020. Located in Old Saybrook, this is one of the oldest, continuously operating cemeteries in North America and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our one-hour tour was conducted by Torrance Downes.  (A donation of $5 per person went to the Saybrook Historical Society.)