LEATHERMAN, a 19th century loner who walked the same 360-mile circuit in Connecticut and New York every 34 days for years. Dan W. DeLuca is a genealogist, historian, a former educator and the leading expert on The Old Leather Man, chronicling his story in the book: "The Old Leather Man" an amazing collection of historical accounts, pictures and stories.

- Branford, CT - As he moved through Clinton, Guilford, Branford and East Haven, the Leatherman was a nameless wanderer with a host of friends.

LEATHERMAN, a 19th century loner who walked the same 360-mile circuit in Connecticut and New York every 34 days for years.  Dan W. DeLuca is a genealogist, historian, a former educator and the leading expert on The Old Leather Man, chronicling his story in the book: "The Old Leather Man" an amazing collection of historical accounts, pictures and stories.

In the century, a strange person known as the Leatherman wandered endlessly through the Valley and Connecticut. Curiosity about his odd life continues to this day

LEATHERMAN, a 19th century loner who walked the same 360-mile circuit in Connecticut and New York every 34 days for years. Dan W. DeLuca is a genealogist, historian, a former educator and the leading expert on The Old Leather Man, chronicling his story in the book: "The Old Leather Man" an amazing collection of historical accounts, pictures and stories.

As he moved through Clinton, Guilford, Branford and East Haven, the Leatherman was a nameless wanderer with a host of friends.

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East Coast Greenway.  Click for Wikipedia.

East Coast Greenway. Click for Wikipedia.

Hop River Trail.  The olds rails were ripped out to make an excellent path for bicycles.

The olds rails were ripped out to make an excellent path for bicycles.

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Tunnel (under I-384) Bolton Notch.  Hop River State Park Trail.  Click to view on Google Earth.

Hop River State Park Trail (Willimantic) 10 hikes in CT under 5 miles

Rain on this side of tunnel ends up in Willimantic River.  Rain on other side ends up in Connecticut River.

Rain on this side of tunnel ends up in Willimantic River. Rain on other side ends up in Connecticut River.

Bolton Notch was a railroad station on the rail-line built in the 1850's between Waterbury Conn., and Providence RI.  Today is it part of the Hop River Trail for Hikers and Bikers.  Click to view on Panoramio.

Bolton Notch was a railroad station on the rail-line built in the 1850's between Waterbury Conn., and Providence RI. Today is it part of the Hop River Trail for Hikers and Bikers. Click to view on Panoramio.

Mansfield Hollow State Park in Mansfield Conn.  (Not on Hop River Trail).  Another great place.  Click to view on Google Earth.

Mansfield Hollow State Park in Mansfield Conn. (Not on Hop River Trail). Another great place. Click to view on Google Earth.

Museum of Andover History.

Museum of Andover History.

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After I first drove past this tree in Columbia this morning, I had to turn around and drive back and take this photo.

After I first drove past this tree in Columbia this morning, I had to turn around and drive back and take this photo.

Public parking area.  Down a narrow road off of I-384 Westbound before exit 1.

Down a narrow road off of Westbound before exit

Boston Turnpike & Notch Rd

Boston Turnpike & Notch Rd

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