You may have to flip a coin to figure out which Spring Outdoors preserve to visit on Saturday, April 23rd. There are two fine choices in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor, both starting at 10 a.m., one in Scotland and one in Woodstock. Leashed dogs are welcome at both locations.

“Walk on the Wild Side” on another Joshua’s Trust property this week, the Pappenheimer Preserve on Rte. 97/Devotion Rd. in Scotland, CT. This is a pre-registration event, so be sure to contact James Russel at james_r_russel@yahoo.com or 860-377-3687 if this is your choice. You’ll cover 2 miles in about 2 hours as you hike the 101-acre forest preserve abutting Mohegan State Forest. Visit a red maple swamp and 5.5-acre grass-covered swamp.

Wyndham Land Trust welcomes you to the Spalding/Rapoport Preserve, with parking at the end of Calkins Road in Woodstock. A perennial Walktober favorite, you’ll take a look at the contrasting sights in a different season while you are there. Hike the awakening fields, woods & wetlands of the 154 acres to see what is springing up!

Next week Spring Outdoors visits forest, farm and the Audubon Center in Pomfret. Take a look at the web-based brochure for the remaining schedule as it continues into May on TLGV’s website and Facebook page.

Learn more about the National Heritage Corridor and Spring Outdoors at The Last Green Valley’s website, www.thelastgreenvalley.org.

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.  The Last Green Valley works for you in the National Heritage Corridor. We help you to care for it, enjoy it and pass it on!