192 Main Street, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-482-8260. .
Saturday, October 26th. We are seeking 30 to 60 volunteers for Saturday morning October 26th. At that time, rain or shine, the Torrington Trails Network and the Torrington Historical Society will coordinate a group of volunteers to clear a new 3/4 mile hiking trail at the John Brown Birthplace. The trail work will begin at 9 A.M. and go until 11:30 A.M, followed by refreshments and a ribbon cutting ceremony. Volunteers are asked to arrive at the historical marker on John Brown Road (off University Drive) at 8:45 A.M. for assignments, and to bring work gloves, leaf rakes, garden rakes, branch or sapling trimmers, and insect repellent. The work will be generally light and will include cutting small brush and raking leaves. Volunteers can park on the side of the road.
The new trail is one of a network of 12 trails proposed by the Torrington Trails Network, a volunteer initiative of the YMCA of Northwestern Connecticut. The John Brown Birthplace is owned by The Torrington Historical Society and the property is listed as a Connecticut Archaeological Preserve and a Freedom Trial Site. The Torrington Trails Network is committed to creating an accessible and linked system of trails for walking, hiking, and biking as a healthy amenity that will aid in Torrington's ongoing social and economic revitalization.Eventually the group hopes to extend the new John Brown Trail to UCONN-Torrington and on to Stillwater Pond. Volunteers for October 26th are asked to RSVP Torrington Historical Society Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-482-8260.