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-Shad Boat Fishing Night with RiverQuest

Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2015, 7:30 pm
 -Shad Boat Fishing Night with RiverQuest;

Nature/Outdoors

Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex, CT , 06426

Shad fishing has a long tradition in the Connecticut River Valley. Each spring as the shad return to the River, fishermen head out for night fishing. This evening we will head out on RiverQuest to learn about shad fishing traditions, see examples of the nets and other gear and watch fishermen at work on the River.

Ticket includes dessert and non-alcoholic beverages. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

RiverQuest will depart from the Connecticut River Museum dock.

Reservations are required, please call 860-767-8269 or visit http://shop.ctrivermuseum.org/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1859 to purchase tickets.

Connecticut Trails Weekend

Saturday, Jun. 6, 2015, 1:00 pm
Connecticut Trails Weekend;

Nature/Outdoors

Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington , CT , 06032

June 6, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

National Trails Day. Join museum volunteer Betty Collins who will lead an engaging, history-infused walk on Hill-Stead’s manicured grounds and farther afield. This walk is light to moderate difficulty. This is a two-part hike. Visitors may opt for only the first part of the walk if they prefer a lighter hike.

1:00 to 1:45 pm: Take an easy walk around the magnificent grounds of Hill-Stead to explore the Beatrix Farrand-designed sunken garden, stone walls and the American Elm. Stroll along the lawns and alleys as you learn fascinating historic tidbits about the estate and enjoy the scenic overlooks of the Farmington Valley.

1:45 to 3:00 pm: The walk continues onto the scenic trails for a more adventurous, moderate level, hike up to 1.5 miles to the outer grounds of Hill-Stead. Traverse meadows, woodlands and wetlands and explore the historic grounds of the former dairy farm, with its current flock of sheep, and hike the historic trails including portions of the Metacomet Trail–part of the New England Trail-National Scenic Trail.

Ethno Botany Walk, June 6, Westbrook

Saturday, Jun. 6, 2015, 1:00 pm
Ethno Botany Walk, June 6, Westbrook;

Nature/Outdoors

Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, 733 Old Clinton Rd., Westbrook, CT , 06498

1 p.m., Potapaug Audubon invites Naturalist, Ranger Russ Miller (from Meig's Point Nature Center) to lead this walk through the woods teaching about Native Americans and how these early settlers used the plants we will see along the way; free; (860) 399-0136.

Nature/Outdoors

Lebanon Historical Society Museum, 856 Trumbull Hwy, Lebanon, , 06249

noon-4 p.m., Connecticut Trails Day Educational Walk; Revolutionary War history comes alive walking the historic Lebanon Green; “Revolutionary Tastings” starts at the Lebanon Historical Society with an introduction and map. Stroll at your own pace to the Governor Trumbull House and Wadsworth Stable, the Revolutionary War Office and the Jonathan Trumbull Jr. House. Historical interpreters will share stories about Connecticut’s role in the War for Independence and the Lebanon residents who led these efforts. The Historical Society Museum and Trumbull, Jr. House are accessible facilities and have restrooms. Parking is available at the Lebanon Historical Society Museum; free; (860) 642-6579; museum@historyoflebanon.org; www.historyoflebanon.org.

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