Quarry View

a national historic landmark

Quarry View Photos

Now a sculpture park, Quarry View a very special place in an abandoned and re-purposed quarry in Portland, CT.

A bit of history...

The brownstone mined from these quarries was an important source for construction in the latter half of the 19th century. The stone from these quarries was used in a number of landmark buildings in Chicago, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., New Haven, Connecticut, and Hartford.

A catastrophic flood in 1936 and a hurricane in 1938 flooded the quarries, ending their operations. The town purchased the historic quarries and 42 acres of adjacent land in 1999 and 2000. On May 16, 2000, the site was listed as a National Historic Landmark, which also placed it on the National Register of Historic Places. Source: Portland Brownstone Quarries (Wikipedia)

The quarries were leased as an adventure park and the northern section was bought and developed as a sculpture park and nature sanctuary known as Quarry View.

Quarry View - Portland, CT

Drum Circle

Occasionally I participate in the Drum Circles that are hosted there. I play the Native American Flute as well as various percussion. Its a wonderful communal vibe... Photos below by Ken Marceau.

Rich Coffey - Percussion
Rich Coffey - Native American Flute

Nature Suite

If you enjoy Nature, you will enjoy the music I compose. Some of it includes the actual recordings from these drum circles. In addition you can hear some of my music on a beautiful CD called "Nature Suite" available on Amazon as well as streamed online on all the major digital streaming services.
Nature Suite CD
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