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IN THE NEWS - PAST EVENTSFrom Indian Hill Cemetery & Chapel Restoration, October 14, 2015
Put your walking shoes on and join tree experts, Lucy Meigs and John Kehoe for a walk to one of the highest points in Middletown to enjoy the trees and beautiful fall color. On Saturday, October 24, Indian Hill Cemetery invites you to come enjoy this park like cemetery for a series of free activities (rain date Sun, Oct. 25). This event is also part of the Connecticut Forest and Park Associations Ramble programs and Everyone Outside activities.
10 AM is a tree walk geared toward adults.
1 PM is a tree walk geared toward families (children approx. 8 years & up) and anyone young at heart.
From 11:30 to 1:30 we welcome to join in other activities (letterboxing & scavenger hunt) or bring a picnic lunch. Water, apple cider and snacks will be available to purchase. These one-mile walking tours will be a celebration of the numerous interesting, beautiful, old trees at Indian Hill and will be approximately 2-hours long. Both walks will include tree identification, ecology and other interesting information about over half of the over 30 tree species. The walks will loop around the Indian Hill Cemetery to the top of the hill (a sacred Native American mound) that is one of the highest outlooks in Middletown region overlooking the majestic Connecticut River Valley including the Arrigoni Bridge and much of Middletown. As part of a grant from the Rockfall Foundation, a variety of trees now have signs with information about the tree.
Indian Hill Cemetery, part of the America Beautiful movement, was established in 1850 and spans more than forty acres. The concept of the America Beautiful movement was to create cemeteries as park like settings. Connecticut Forest & Park Association (www.ctwoodlands.org) protects forests, parks, walking trails, and open spaces for future generations by connecting people to the land. Everyone Outside (www.EveryoneOutside.org ) offers a variety of public walks and schools programs with a focus on connecting people with the natural world.
The walk is open to the public and is free of charge. Refreshments will be available so bring your cameras and walking shoes. Indian Hill Cemetery is located at 383 Washington St, Middletown, CT. Please visit our website Indian-hill.org for more information and directions.