Thursday, January 5, 2017

National Lands: Connecticut

English: Picture of Weir Farm National Histori...
English: Picture of Weir Farm National Historic Site. (from nps.gov) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley in Connecticut is a park that has over 300,000 people living in it. The population works together to keep the heritage of the area alive. Biking and hiking are just two of the available activities. Many museums, state parks and festivals are in this area. Interstate 395 is to the east and Interstate 84 is to the west. The Weir Farm National Historic Site is in Ridgefield and Wilton. This is the only national park dedicated to painting. The farm is located in the southwest corner of the state with Interstate 84 to the north and Interstate 95 to the south. Norwalk to to the south. Studios are on the property. Hiking and painting are two of the available activities.

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail travels through fourteen states. The trail is 2,185 miles long. In Connecticut the trail runs down the western side of the state. The New England Scenic Trail is also shared by Massachusetts. The trailhead is in Guilford Harbor and the train runs through the center of the state. The Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail covers nine states and DC.

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