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Windham County Connecticut

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A Forest, An Island and a Governor - Walktober Event with Goodwin Program Director Jim Parda

Oct 25, 2014 -


Photo of Pine Acres Pond by Lynne Warren

Saturday, October 25th

Join Forester Jim Parda and the Hampton Antiquarian and Historical Society for a hike to Governor’s Island in the Goodwin State Forest. Explore the natural environment of this beautiful land. Learn about Governor Cleveland, who lived in Hampton, and his role in an interesting period of Connecticut’s political history.

Bring binoculars, snacks, and water. 3 to 3.5 miles.

In the event of rain this program will be rescheduled to the following day:

Sunday, October 26th at 9am

Sponsored by: Goodwin Park Conservation Center and Hampton Antiquarian and Historical Society.


DIRECTIONS: The Center is located off of Route 6 at 23 Potter Road in Hampton, CT. From the intersection of Routes 6 and 198 in Chaplin, go east 3.1 miles on Route 6 and take a left onto Potter Road. From the intersection of Routes 6 and 97 in Hampton, go west 1.4 miles and take a right onto Potter Road.

The Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center and the Goodwin State Forest were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of Connecticut's first professional foresters. Together the Center and Forest include 2,000 acres of forests and habitats, 14 miles of hiking and multi-purpose trails, 3 large ponds and a nature museum. The Center is managed jointly by the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection and The Connecticut Forest & Park Association, Inc.

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