But at the time the ground was sodden and I didn't want to go slogging across it in my sneakers, so I waited until everything had dried out a bit and all I had to contend with was snow and sub-freezing temperatures.
TOWN OF GRISWOLD HISTORIC CEMETERY - CIRCA 1710 - ADOPTED BY GENERAL EBENEZER HUNTINGTON SOCIETY CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - THE OLD KINNE BURIAL GROUND.
The space was the size of a small backyard, enclosed by a low stone wall. It stood high above an expanse of what could have been snow-covered ground or frozen water. I could see it, white and icy, beyond numerous trees.
One other thing: I don't normally give directions, but this is a site that's really worth going to and also somewhat hard to find. Its address is listed all over the Internet as 1 Jarvis Road, but if any normal person (as opposed to people like me, who get so obsessed with weird places in rural Connecticut that we're willing injure ourselves to explore them) turned up Jarvis Road they would be confused and discouraged. Instead, park on Route 201 in front of the dam. Facing the waterfall, walk to your right and there will be a barely discernible path roughly parallel to the fence. This goes up the hill and eventually turns left to reach the cemetery. (If you don't want to park on the shoulder, you could also park in the lot at Buttonwood Farm, which is not far from here. Then, if it wasn't the dead of winter, you could get ice cream.)
Oh wait, one other other thing. The Kinne Cemetery is a stop on the Connecticut Freedom Trail. I haven't been to that many of the trail's sites so far, but every one I have seen is surprisingly cool. When I first heard about the Freedom Trail years ago I thought it might end up being underwhelming; a lot of the stops sounded too small or low-key to convey such a momentous story. In fact, that's precisely what makes them cool.