Time: July 27, 2015 at 12pm to August 1, 2015 at 4pm
Location: Union Station (Hartford start)
Street: 1 Union Place
City/Town: Hartford, CT
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Event Type: freewalkers, walk, distance walk, hike, urban hike, practice walk, connecticut, rhode island, ecga, east, coast, greenway, jonap, kurland
Organized By: Ken Kurland and Nancy Jonap
Latest Activity: Jul 23, 2015
The Hartford to Providence Expedition is a 6-day walk along the East Coast Greenway. Each year Ken Kurland and Nancy Jonap explore new walking areas farther away in the spirit of FreeWalker exploration and adventure. This year they have chosen to walk approximately 110 miles in six days from Hartford, CT to Providence RI. Last year they covered New Haven to Hartford and previously the Connecticut Coastal route from New York City to New Haven. Essentially, they are covering the East Coast Greenway by foot. Doing what no one else has done before.
Each year they invite others to join them, if even for part of the walk. Are you game for a little exploring? The East Coast Greenway Alliance is helping support the walk along the way.
Day 1 (July 27): HARTFORD TO MANCHESTER: Walk about a mile from Hartford station to the start of the Hartford to Willimantic segment. Then walk to past Mile 6.05, make a left on Spencer, walk 0.6 miles to Studio 6 Hotel on 191 Spencer St. and then a mile off the route to hotel. The town is Manchester, CT, the hotel is Manchester Inn on 100 East Center Drive. So the total for Day 1 is 8-10 miles.
Day 2: (July 28) MANCHESTER TO COLUMBIA: Walk one mile back to the route to Mile 30.80 on Hartford to Willimantic segment. Then walk a mile off the route to the Hop River Motel on 152 CT RTE 66 in Columbia CT. Total for day: around 23 miles.
Day 3 (July 29): COLUMBIA TO PUTNAM: Walk 1 mile back to route and then walk the last 3 miles on the Hartford to Willimantic segment and the entire Willimantic to Putnam segment (25.2 miles) to the Kings Inn on S. Heritage Road in Putnam, CT. The hotel is about 1 mile off the route. The total for the day is about 29 miles.
Day 4 (July 30): PUTNAM TO MOOSUP: Walk 1 mile back to trail and then walk to Mile 14.95 on the Putnam to Providence segment and then a mile off the route to the Knights Inn on 66 East Main Street, Moosup CT. The total for the day is 17 miles.
Day 5 (July 31): MOOSUP TO WARWICK: Walk 1 mile back to trail and then walk about 4 miles after Mile 37.70 on the Putnam to Providence segment (there's a 10 mile leg from Mile 37.40 to 47.70; the hotel is about 4 miles into that leg), Walk 1/2 mile off the route to the Extended Stay Inn on 245 W Natick Rd, Warwick, RI. Total for day is about 28 miles.
Day 6 (August 1): WARWICK TO PROVIDENCE: walk to bus terminal in Providence -- about 10 miles.
Due to travel, scheduling, logistics and lodging please contact Ken Kurland (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nancy Jonap (email@example.com} directly if you are interested in learning more or wish to join the trip.