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 www.nps.gov/wefa or call (203)834-1896.