Letter: ‘Sculpture Tour’ Highlights New Canaan Open Space

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Every once in a while, you have an experience that reminds you how wonderful it is to live in New Canaan. That happened for us when we recently toured the New Canaan Sculpture Trail, an exhibit created by the New Canaan Land Trust in partnership with the Carriage Barn Art Center to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

The Sculpture Trail, on exhibit through the end of October, offers eight unique sculptures, all with a bit of whimsy in a variety of settings. The Trust’s map was a perfect guide, with the trails clearly marked so that the sculptures were easily found and ample parking at every location. A lot of time and effort had gone into making sure the tour would go smoothly and be an enjoyable experience.

The Land Trust has played an important role in the conservation and stewardship of open space in New Canaan since the late 1960’s, but not till experiencing this exhibit did we fully understand the extent of the Trust’s accomplishments. We enjoyed the sculptures on the Tour, but we particularly appreciated the discovery of the beautiful open space that the New Canaan Trust has acquired and preserved, all of it with easily walkable trails.

We wish we had learned of this sooner in our more than 25 years in New Canaan, but we are grateful that the Sculpture Tour opened up to us the great work of all the volunteers and staff of the New Canaan Trust and we wanted to say thank you.

Bill Bowers and JoAnne Kennedy

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