Blossom Farm, a guided walk led by Michael Labossiere
Posted on February 27, 2017 by Jenny ONeill
Join us for an outdoor exploration of one of Westport’s historic farms and the Watuppa Reservation headquarters. The Blossom farm was one of the oldest and most prominent on the eastern shore of the North Watuppa. . In 1911, the Watuppa Reservoir Commission dedicated the Blossom Farm to be the permanent headquarters for the maintenance and protection of its expanding watershed forest — the Watuppa Reservation. The tour will involve about a mile of walking on forest paths and farm lanes and will feature visiting the original farmstead, family burial ground, Blossom’s Grove and the old boat house foundation at the shore. Park at the Visitors Parking Lot about 1000 yards south of the 2929 Blossom Road headquarters. Overflow parking is roadside. Approach Blossom Road from Westport and Route 195. Northern approach roads are in poor condition. This event is open to current members of the Westport Historical Society, suggested donation $5. Pre-registration required.