The Last Green Valley – a National Heritage Corridor comprised of communities in Mass. and Conn. – offers a unique way to get out and explore some of New England’s beautiful and historic locations. Set to the backdrop of autumn’s vibrant colors and typically comfortable weather, Walktober features over 100 walks, hikes, paddles and bike rides, and another 40 special events for all ages and ability levels.

The Walktober programs are guided experiences throughout the 35 town bi-state National Heritage Corridor. All of these programs are free thanks to the 115 volunteer leaders and numerous sponsoring organizations. The 40 special events are very affordable, and some are free of charge as well.

 

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Each walk is clearly labeled for difficulty and whether they are appropriate for younger children, families, and pets.  A full schedule of events, along with maps and registration information can be found on the Last Green Valley website at http://thelastgreenvalley.org.  Download the fill Walktober brochure here: TlgvWalktober2014web.

There is something for everyone, from farm tours, to ghost hunts, to architectural strolls. Last year, Walktober attracted nearly 52,000 participants and had a regional impact of $7.6 million for October, according to the organization.  The Last Green Valley is a National Heritage Corridor – the last stretch of dark night sky in the coastal sprawl between Boston and Washington, D.C.  A dynamic nonprofit organization, TLGV is a steward of this region, working to celebrate the heritage, conserve natural resources, and respect working lands.