The most dramatic sections of the Old Connecticut Path may be found between Sutton, Massachusetts and Tolland, Connecticut. The Path follows old roads and forgotten paths deep within the woods of The Last Green Valley. It travels over ancient bridges, past beaver dams, across meadows and rolling hills. Ancient homestead sites and historic homes stand as testament to the lives of the early settlers who came to live along the path. Most compelling are the stepping stones laid across along the path to help make the way easier for travel along the path across streams. Following these stones truly allows you to walk in the footsteps of pioneers!
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"The Last Green Valley" is formally recognized as including towns within the Quinebaug & Shetucket River National Heritage Corridor. The Old Connecticut Path enters this region from the adjoining towns of Sutton and Douglas, Massachusetts located within the Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor. The Old Connecticut Path from Manchaug Pond in West Sutton and crossing the Douglas Woods provides a physical and historical linkage between these two National Heritage Corridors.
In this section, you are invited to visit some of the special places along the Old Connecticut Path as it crosses the Last Green Valley between Sutton, Massachusetts and Tolland, Connecticut. Come along to see the Path at the ground level so that you can experience the history and wilderness.
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