long hike or a short drive) but leave out the fact that the trip is a rambling sentence punctuated by the giant exclamation point of an old stone tower.
They will dutifully stroll or climb or ride along. On the way they will admire the blue sky, the little streams that trickle over mossy rock-beds, the once-majestic fallen trees resting on the forest floor, and the view from this elevated height. And then they will look up, and they will say, "Oh."
Camp Columbia State Park/Forest in Morris. (The other is a stone house that has seen better days.)
Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Technology and International Affairs. Perhaps its most important years (or its most surreal, in the context of tiny, tranquil Morris) were 1917-1919, when Columbia students expecting to be commissioned as officers in World War One dug 300 yards of trenches here to train for they type of combat they would face in Europe. (Litchfield County has a history of bringing extra noise to its green hills; during this period at Camp Columbia there were "real as well as dummy gunfire and explosives.")