Saturday, August 18, 2012

Pondering the Pond Walk at Weir Farm National Historic Site

Weir Farm Pond
Are you a frequent hiker to the pond at Weir Farm National Historic Site?

Take a closer look.  What may seem like a simple walk to the pond is

actually a complex foray into a cultural landscape.  On Sunday, August 19

from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., join Park Ranger David Low for a new look at this

popular local trail.  Explore the ways people have shaped their natural

environment, and discover sights that often go unexamined--ones which you

may have passed several times and never thought to consider.  You will find

the Pond Trail has many surprises.  There is no fee to participate, but

registration is required.  To register or for more information, please call

(203) 834-1896 ext. 28.  This is not a strenuous hike, but the walk will

consist of standing with short periods of walking.  Bringing a water bottle

and wearing appropriate footwear is recommended.
About Weir Farm
Weir Farm National Historic Site, the only National Park Service site

dedicated to American painting, was home to three generations of American

artists including Julian Alden Weir, a leading figure in American art and

the development of American Impressionism. Today, the 60-acre farm, which

includes the Weir House, Weir and Young Studios, barns, gardens, and Weir

Pond, is one of the nation’s finest remaining landscapes of American art.

For more information about Weir Farm National Historic Site or the National

Park Service, please visit or call (203)834-1896.

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