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Happening in the Hills E-Bike Tour

Join Happening in the Hills in collaboration with KC&E Adventures for a scenic e-bike ride through Litchfield County. KC&E Adventures curates small group and private active experiences and adventures across New England and internationally. They believe in the power of authentic travel and unique, local experiences on and off the bike. Purchase tickets HERE

10am:

We will start and finish at Tapping Reeve Meadow, located just off the Litchfield Green, the site features elements of the historic landscape and includes a children’s garden, education pavilion, small orchard, a chestnut grove, a wet meadow, and stone walls.

Tapping Reeve Meadow
Our first stop: 
Thorncrest Farm, located in Goshen, provides a sustainable friendly environment for their family of long lived cows, so that they can create fresh artisanal chocolates and a pure wholesome cream line milk. During your visit you can step into the beautiful stable to see the cows that are producing the delicious milk for the chocolates.

Second stop:

North Street Antique Litchfield Home tour:
This Colonial Revival house was built in 1886 as a summer home by Frederick A.P. Barnard while he was the 10th President of Columbia College (now Columbia University) in NYC. Situated on the northern end of North Street the house is part of the Litchfield Historic District which was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1969. 
 
Third stop:
English Garden tour:
Right down the road from the Barnard House, we will tour Glenn Hillman’s garden. Designed in a classic formal English style, it unfolds into a series of rooms each distinctive yet linked by a restrained palette.
 
Final stop:
After the Garden we will celebrate our tour with a glass of prosecco and a delicious Greek lunch (provided by Greca in New Milford) served picnic style at Tapping Reeve Meadow. Finish time will be approximately 1pm.
 
Price per ticket is $100. $10 of which is being donated to Hope for Ukraine.
E-bike
KC&E Adventures
 
General Information:
– This ride is suitable for all levels of riders, and is meant to be leisurely and recreational 
– The ride is roughly 18 miles total
– KCE Adventure’s e-bikes are pedal assist bikes, which means you will still be pedaling the entire time. You can choose how much extra power you use. E-bikes are a fantastic way for people of all ages, fitness levels, and ability levels to enjoy the beautiful countryside in a relaxed but active capacity
– We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sneakers
– You must know how to ride a bike to enjoy this experience 
– Bring your own filled water bottle
– We are offering both a self-guided tour and a guided tour. You can choose what you prefer at sign up
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