Plymouth Maple Festival
March 8, 2014, 10am-2pm
On the Green, 10 Park Street, Plymouth, CT
10 am - Tree Tapping. Learn to identify sugar maples and how to tap them to make maple syrup. Kids (and grown-ups!) will get a chance to drill the holes, tap in the spouts, hang the buckets, and collect the sap (if it's running!).
Throughout the day, watch maple syrup boiling on an outdoor fire.
Sample sugar on snow and maple sugar candy, a New England tradition!
Come hungry and have maple baked beans and maple ham for lunch while listening to live acoustic music in the Plymouth Congregational Church Fellowship Hall.
CT grown maple products such as maple syrup and maple sugar candy will also be available for purchase.
Enter the historical scavenger hunt on the Green and earn a sweet surprise!
Have some good old-fashioned fun on the beautiful Plymouth Green!
Admission is free. Bring the family!
Waiting for the sap to drop! Hmmm good!
Woodcocks and Grave Rocks!
April 5, 7:30 pm
On the Green, 10 Park Street, Plymouth, CT
First, we'll look for woodcocks doing their aerial acrobatics at sunset as the males fly hundreds of feet in the air trying to impress the females.
Woodcocks, also called "timber doodles", are a short-legged, plump bird whose diet consists almost completely of earthworms.
Shortly after migrating to Connecticut from the south, the male woodcocks begin performing their courtship flights at dusk in forest openings called "singing grounds". The display consists of a series of spiralling flights interspersed with ground-strutting, during which the male repeatedly utters a nasal "peent". Sometimes they land in the Burying Ground!
After we look for the woodcocks (there are no guarantees, but they were seen here last spring), there will be a Lantern Tour of the Burying Ground, where the symbolism and inscriptions on the gravestones provide us with clues to the lives of our ancestors in colonial Connecticut. Bring flashlights.
We will meet at the front door of the Congregational Church at 7:30 pm.
Rain date is April 6.
$5 adults, kids under 18 free.
The Plymouth Land Trust, Inc. is a local, non-profit organization formed to permanently protect land in Plymouth, Connecticut for its natural, recreational, scientific, scenic, historical, or agricultural value. The Land Trust is not a town agency. It depends on volunteers who want to make a difference and care about conserving land for future generations.
The Plymouth Land Trust, Inc. is a 501 c (3) charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Service tax code.
The Land Trust originated in 1967 with the donation of 25 acres. We now have almost 80 acres, all through donations by individuals who wish to leave a legacy of permanently protected land.
The "Walking Tour of Plymouth Center" is a full color guide to the village of Plymouth Center, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Tour features:
1. the Plymouth Burying Ground, created in 1747, where 38 soldiers from the Revolutionary War are buried,
2. the Plymouth Green, site of the beautiful 1838 Greek Revival Congregational Church (pictured above),
3.historic buildings, including where George Washington stayed during the Revolutionary War, and a house that was a stop on the Underground Railroad for slaves seeking their freedom, and
4. the Carriage Shop Trail on the Land Trust property that leads to the large stone foundations of the 1850s Shelton Tuttle carriage factory.
Copies of the "Walking Tour of Plymouth Center" are available at Antiques at the Green (703 Main Street), the Plymouth Post Office, and the Plymouth Town Hall (80 Main Street).
The "Walking Tour" brochure can also be viewed here.
We offer one hour guided tours of Plymouth Center and the Burying Ground for both adult and youth groups. Discover what life was like in colonial Connecticut
by learning about the symbolism and inscriptions on the gravestones.
We also provide lantern tours that are a fun way to learn about our history.
Contact us to arrange a tour for your group!
Terryville Tree Tour
Tree Walk of Baldwin Park and Hillside Cemetery
The Terryville Tree Tour is a self-guided walk to see the surprising variety of unique and unusually large trees found in downtown Terryville. Several specimens are listed as Notable Trees by the Connecticut Botanical Society. Have you ever seen a Kentucky coffeetree or a Cucumbertree magnolia? They're right here! Copies of the brochure are available at Dawn's Desserts (8 South Main Street, Terryville) and Back to Basics Garden Center (31 Main St., Terryville) as well as the Plymouth Town Hall (80 Main Street, Terryville). Call 860-921-6118 for more information.
The brochure can also be viewed here:
Did you know we sell firewood from our land? We sell marked, standing trees for $35 per cord. Applicants must wear personal protective equipment (chaps, hard hat, eye and ear protection). Contact us for more information.
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