SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT GEM IS A FINALIST FOR TOP 5 GREAT PLACES IN AMERICAOctober 1, 2018 |
Norwich’s Uncas Leap Heritage Area is a top five finalist for Great Places in America, American Planning Association’s (APA) 2018 People’s Choice Awards. The Uncas Leap Heritage Area, also known as Indian Leap or Yantic Falls, is located in the heart Norwich, “The Rose of New England”. The city-owned property is historically and culturally significance and has remained a sacred part of Mohegan Tribe history since 1643. The 1.2-acre landmark along the Yantic River is the site of the culmination of the Battle of Great Plains between the Mohegan and Narragansett Tribes. The passive recreational site boasts an nineteenth century mill ruin, a breathtaking waterfall, and an incredible gorge that plays a major role in the story of the community, the Mohegan Tribal Nation and the southeastern CT region.
Voting is open through November 2nd. VOTE FOR UNCAS LEAP!