Foodie Tour of Norwich
, 3 p.m.,2 hours, 1 mile.Meet at HowardBrown Park, 100Chelsea Harbor Drive. Walk throughthe historic Chelsea District, withstops at various restaurants for foodsamples (drinks are not included).Participants need to register for thisone, as it is limited to 30 people.Sponsored by Norwich CommunityDevelopment Corporation. To register,call (860) 887-6964.
Uncas Leap andMohegan Heritage
, 1p.m., 2 hours, 1 milewalk. Meet on YanticStreet. Falls and parking area are located approximately .1miles from the intersection of SachemStreet. This walk includes visits toUncas Leap, Royal Mohegan BurialGround, Chelsea Parade and Slater Memorial Museum. Sponsored byNorwich Historical Society. For moreinformation call (860) 892-4557.
Firearm Factories of Norwich
, 1 p.m., 2 hours,3 miles. Meet in front of City Hall, 100 Broadway.Visit the former sites of ﬁrearm factories with guides from theGuns of Norwich Historical Society. For more information call (860) 423-9444or (860) 213-0819.
Plaineld, Pomfret, Putnam, Scotland,Sterling, ompson, Union, Windhamand Woodstock are also members of the Valley.e Walktober event began as aColumbus Day weekend program in1990. It grew in size and popularity each year until, in 2003, it became “Walking Weekends.” In 2011, it ocially became Walktober, when it oered more than160 events during the month of October— and not just on weekends.
Today, Walktober is helping to draw record numbers of visitors to the quaint, picturesque towns for which New Eng-land is so well known. e Rose City isone of them.“Norwich has been a key componentof Walktober since the beginning,” Bour-geois said.Norwich Historian Dale Plummer wasthere for that beginning. In fact, Plum-mer was part of a group that advocatedfor the creation of the National HeritageCorridor before the initial ColumbusDay weekend program was even concep-tualized.“We had to demonstrate the wealthand value of this historic area,” Plummersaid. “Now Walktober is able to highlight what Norwich has to oer in a positive way. And we’re not at the mercy of the weather, like we were in the beginning when we only had a weekend. We havea month to show people what makesNorwich unique.”is fall, visitors to Norwich canchoose from ve walks:
Walking in the Footsteps of the Founders to theOld Town of NorwichUncas Leap andMohegan HeritageFirearms Factoriesof NorwichRunning with ShadFoodie Tour of Norwich
According to Plummer, the FirearmsFactories of Norwich tour has alwaysdrawn a large crowd because of the city’simpressive gun-making history.From the time of the Civil War to theGreat Depression, Norwich was consid-
Running with Shad
, 10 a.m., 2hours, .5 miles. Meet behind theformer Ortronics Warehouse at 7Eighth Street. This walk sponsoredby Norwich Public Utilities takesyou to the hydroelectric station anddam – with ﬁsh lift – on the Shetucket River. For more information call (860)823-4507.
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