A Hike For Baby Boomers, Concord Mass

  • December 29, 2012 · 11:00 AM
  • This location is shown only to members

Hi everyone - last time we hiked this refuge it was 80 degrees - let's see what this day brings - weather and trail permitting, of course. - - looks like they are open year round - sunrise to sunset.

Thurman Smith will lead.

A little more detail follows:

This walk is the most enjoyable way to visit the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, which stretches more than 10 miles along the Concord River. A loop that can typically be done in one hour (but more if you stop frequently to watch wildlife), it starts on a large dike across open wetlands, and returns through a path in the woods. An observation tower will give you unobstructed views over the entire area
Here are the detailed directions: From the parking lot, you can first climb up the observation tower; then, walk past the gate and onto the main trail across the wetlands. In winter and spring, sections of the trail can be submerged, making it impassable if you have regular walking or hiking shoes; calf-high rubber boots are generally enough to cross in these conditions Walk down the trail until you reach the river; then turn right on the trail (the trail on the left allows you a short walk on the other side but it ends on private land) Follow the trail along the wetlands and turn right to enter the woods You soon reach a large unpaved road; take it to the right to walk back to the Refuge entrance




Join or login to comment.

  • Patti

    Beautiful day! Met some really nice people.. Look forward to doing it again.

    December 30, 2012

  • Diana

    brisk and cold - but a very enjoyable walk - and of course the great company! Thanks to Thurman for his lead!!

    December 29, 2012

  • Cindy

    I'm bringing a friend. See you soon.

    December 29, 2012

  • barbara b.

    I will not be attending todays hike, Barbara

    December 29, 2012

  • Nancy R.

    I did RSVP originally that I'd be a "tentative", but will not be able to join in today. Have a great time, folks, and looking forward to another of these hikes, maybe with snowshoes next time!

    December 29, 2012

  • MarkS

    Anyone going from the Cambridge area? We could carpool.

    December 28, 2012

  • Bill B.

    Hello fellow Waldenites!
    If enough of my work is done,
    I'd love to join you'all and
    search for Thoreau's shadow, old musket balls, and
    lost touristas!
    Boomer-rang me!
    Billy in Harvard Square, Dedham, & Wakefield.

    PS: There IS a Ghost in The Colonial Inn!
    I worked there!

    December 28, 2012

  • barbara b.

    can my dog come?

    December 27, 2012

12 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sometimes the best Meetup Group is the one you start

Get started Learn more

I'm surprised by the level of growth I've seen since becoming an organizer, it's given me more confidence in my abilities.

Katie, started NYC ICO

Start your Meetup today

Act now and get 50% off.
Until February 1.

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy