Explore Back Country during Round Hill Association’s “Neighbor Day,” Oct 2

After 18 months of Covid isolation everyone is ready for an autumnal celebration provided by the Round Hill Association.

On October 2, in the “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” as John Keats described autumn, the Round Hill Association, will sponsor its third annual Neighbor Day.

Stateline Fitness in Banksville welcomes you from 9:00am-11:00am. Check out the programs and equipment at this backcountry gym.

You can stroll the lush fields and gardens of the Land Trust and then watch demonstrations by fire fighters at the RHVFC next door from 9:00am-12:00.

Across the street, the Round Hill Store will offer complimentary coffee and cider from 10:00am-2:00pm if you mention Neighbor Day.

Then you can head to the Greenwich Riding and Trails Association’s Nichols Preserve for a walk. The trails will be open from 11:00am-1:00 pm.

After a brisk walk, what better way to indulge yourself on Neighbor Day than to drive to The Griff on King Street for brunch, offered between 10:00am and 2:00pm, and if you mention Neighbor Day you will be offered a Mimosa, compliments of the house.

After your relaxing brunch, pick up a pumpkin for yourself and one for a friend at Augustine’s, before you select some gorgeous organically grown vegetables, honey, or maple syrup from Versailles Farms, open from 9:00am-5:00pm. Maybe pick up some flowers to drop off at your homebound neighbor’s porch.

Thus fortified, take yourself on another walk. The Audubon Center is open for walks all day and will have a Hawk Watch in addition to open trails.

Don’t miss the wonderful piano concert at N. Congregational Church from 2:30-3:30 where you will enjoy the music of Beethoven, Debussy, and Gershwin among others.

After wandering all over Backcountry’s wonderful sites you will need a snack from Happiness Is in Banksville. Between 1:30 and 3:30, mention Neighbor Day and you’ll get a surprise treat!

Right next door, the Study Fine Wines is offering wine tastings from 11:00am-6:30 pm.

NEW THIS YEAR! To conclude the day, join us for tailgate drinks and snacks from 4:00-5:30pm at the Audubon. Everyone is welcome!

Many Round Hill Association Neighbor Day participants, unable to have in person visits, are offering virtual visits on their websites. The Brant Foundation will have a terrific online Julian Schnabel exhibition.

Check out Kelsey Farm’s website for winsome photos of horses. Our backcountry religious institutions are also participating virtually in the RHA Neighbor Day.

Find more details on Neighbor Day on the Round Hill Association web site HERE.

The logos of all the participants in the blog post are clickable and will take you to their websites.

When visiting Neighbor Day sites, please wear your mask and observe social distancing guidelines. Most important of all, have fun!