Day 3 of the W3R Bike and Kayak Tour Recap!

August 17th, 2021 News

Day 3 is in the books! Monday, August 16th, W3R-US Board Member Sal Lilienthal trekked through Connecticut to visit more historical sites along the trail.

The 27-mile trek started in downtown Hartford at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the site of the home of Colonel Jeremiah Wadsworth, where Washington and Rochambeau met in September 1780.

The next stop was French Hill in Marion, CT, where Rochambeau’s troops camped in June 1781 and November 1782.

Sal also stopped at the Asa Barns Tavern, where Rochambeau stayed during the encampments (above); and the East Farms Cemetery where two French soldiers were buried after they died of injuries when a piece of artillery fell on them (below).

Next stop: Hartsdale, NY! Special thanks to Jeff Canning for the photos and travel log!