Last Friday marked another installment of the Cheshire Land Trust's now-annual #OptOutside event.
Some three dozen hikers, eschewing the retail activities for which the day after Thanksgiving is known, gathered at Ives Farm and hiked through the woods towards the historic Cheshire Street Cemetery.
Hikers made stops along the way. During those stops historians and volunteers with the Land Trust shared stories about the woodlands and the cemetery, explained Karen Schnitzer, vice president of the Cheshire Land Trust.
“We've been doing it for several years now,” Schnitzer said, explaining how the event has become “a popular idea to go out and do something other than shop the day after Thanksgiving.”
The walk itself was not too strenuous. This year's walk marked the introduction of the Spirits Alive visit to the cemetery.