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Olcott Falls Quest
Special Features: Architectural, Historical
Walking Conditions: Pavement, Trail
Bring: Bicycle, Compass
This Quest makes a loop around the historic village of Wilder, which was once called Olcott Falls. Our Quest focuses on many of the old buildings from the 1890s and early 1900s that were built to house people who worked at the paper mill. We chose to focus on just a few of the many historic houses in town. You may enjoy doing this Quest on a bike! And perhaps having a picnic by the river.
The Quest begins at the parking lot at Datamann in Wilder. Datamann is at 1994 Hartford Avenue (Route 5). From the south: head north for 1.8 miles on Route 5 from the traffic light at the intersection of Routes 5 and 14 in White River Junction. The parking lot is on the left before the left turn at the church. From the north: head south for 3 miles on Route 5 from the traffic light at the intersection of Routes 5 and 10A near I-91 in Norwich. The parking lot is on the right about a block after bearing right where Gillette Street Ts into Route 5 in Wilder.
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Created in 2016 by Mary Bouchard's students at the Hartford High School Regional Resource Center. 2020 revised by Vital Communities staff.