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Ridgefield's Weir Farm Wants 4th-Graders To Go Take A Hike

Visitors can enjoy hiking and visiting the property's gardens. Photo Credit: Contributed
Thanks to Every Kid in a Park program, 4th graders can visit Weir Farm National Historic Site free of charge. Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD and WILTON, Conn.-- Weir Farm National Historic Site is inviting fourth grade students to come take a walk in the park as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. Starting this month, fourth-graders across the nation can obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.

“This is a special year for 4th graders. With pass in hand and family and classmates in tow, you will be ready to set out and explore a favorite or new park.” said Weir Farm National Historic Site Superintendent Linda Cook. Weir Farm National Historic Site is the only location in Connecticut where 4th graders can exchange their vouchers for an Every Kid in a Park pass.

Fourth-graders and their families can have fun hiking, seeing unique gardens and art studios, and taking part in art with the park’s free-to-borrow art supplies. Be sure to give the park a call if you’re planning on bringing more than three cars so the Park Rangers can help you plan your experience and get everything ready for a day of fun.

The goal of the Every Kid in a Park program is to connect fourth-graders with the great outdoors and inspire them to become future environmental stewards, ready to preserve and protect national parks and other public lands for years to come.

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