Section I: Norwichtown
Stop #1: Lowthorpe Meadow
Thanks to the generosity of the Gilman sisters in 1905, visitors are able to step back in time to see a large expanse of open space, free of buildings, and other encumbrances – reminiscent of how it may have appeared in colonial days.
Originally a swampy parcel of land, infested by snakes and wolves, over the centuries the meadow has been tamed and improved with underground drainage-pipes, trails, and bridges spanning gurgling streams.
Since 2009, I have been one of the 15-member Board Of Directors, who maintain and mow the Meadow for the use of the Norwich citizenry.
Here is a link to the Forgotten Founders’ page regarding Lowthorpe Meadow and environs: http://theforgottenfounders.com/tag/lathrop-norwich-ct/