A New Link Added To Trails Network
Torrington(Oct.10,2013)- On Saturday October 26th , the Northwest CT YMCA-Torrington Trails Network and the Torrington Historical Society cleared a new 3/4 mile hiking trail at the John Brown Birthplace. The John Brown Birthplace is owned by The Torrington Historical Society and the property is listed as a Connecticut Archaeological Preserve. The Torrington Historical Society and the Torrington Trails Network are teaming up to provide public access to this historical site. In the future, the Historical Society will add interpretive signs along the trail that will provide insight into the life and times of the abolitonist, John Brown.
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 the Stillwater Pond area on Route 272.
The Northwest CT YMCA is part of a 256-year old worlwide organization that strengthens communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. With locations in Torrington, Canaan, and Winsted, the Y has a long standing relationship and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The Northwest CT YMCA currently serves approximately 10,000 individuals through the programs and services provided.