Muddy hike! at Broadmeadow Brook

It might be muddy, but it should be fun!  Hopefully the weather will cooperate!

Broad Meadow Brook has a number of trails, all welld-marked and easy to hike.  We will take things at a VERY gentle pace.  Plan on about a two-hour hike! Kids welcome.
Sorry, no dogs.

What to bring/wear:
Dress in layers!  No cotton!  Gaiters are a good idea and a waterproof jacket.  Wool socks, hat and gloves.  Small backpack to stow the layers in (you will get warm as you hike!) and at least a quart of HEATED water.  Trail mix or energy bar.

CLICK HERE FOR TRAIL MAP!

More info HERE!

Lunch afterwards at Wholly Cannoli!
http://www.whollycannoli.com/index.html

Directions:
From the Mass. Turnpike (Rt I-90): Take exit 11 (Millbury) and go left onto Rt 122 north. Turn left onto Rt 20 west. Turn right at the traffic light onto Massasoit Road.

From Rt I-290: Take exit 14 (Rt 122 south/Grafton Street). Bear right at the rotary and stay on Rt 122. At the intersection, bear right onto Massasoit Road. Follow Massasoit Road past a playground and park on the left. The sanctuary entrance is located five houses past the park on the right.

By public transportation: Take bus #22 (Millbury) from the Worcester Regional Transit Authority and get off at the Massasoit Road stop.

Disclaimer
As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following:
this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others;
you assume all risk associated with this activity;
you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity;
you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at www.hikesafe.com;
the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and
you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.

 

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  • BrendaC18

    You'll be missed, Karen but understand. See you some other time!

    March 16, 2013

    • Karen Washington 4.

      Even though I did not summit, I needed every single drop of energy, but it would have been nice to see everyone. After Richmond maybe.

      1 · March 17, 2013

  • BrendaC18

    It's always great to hike with the Tortoise group! And so nice to meet so many new people today. I appreciate your patience...as I learn lots. Also, really liked this venue and can't wait to visit there again, someday soon. Thanks to all who added their own knowledge and information on the area and kept us on "track" or shall I say"trail" . Thanks Lee for keeping us organized. Hope to see you all again someday soon :-)

    March 16, 2013

  • Deb 0.

    The Hike was better than anticipated without the rain and a good group of people with a great attitude !

    March 16, 2013

  • Lee Att L.

    Thank you to all who attended - i enjoyed all conversations and the sanctuary views. Thanks to Brenda for guiding our way around for the 2 1/4 hours of hiking. May we all enjoy more hikes.

    March 16, 2013

  • Jackie M.

    Terrific hike! Thanks Brenda and Lee! It was nice to meet everyone and have good conversation as well as gentle exercise. Hope to meet the fellow torti again!

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry for the late cancellation

    March 16, 2013

  • Karen Washington 4.

    Kids drained me this week. I need to save my energy for my attempt at Lafayette Sunday. I really wanted some cannoli with everyone.

    March 15, 2013

  • Julie

    Need to find a dog-friendly hikefor tomorrow.

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was looking for something to do tomorrow and really wish there was a hike somewhere - and then this appeared in my in box this morning - PERFECT! Looking forward to seeing you all and meeting you all.

    March 15, 2013

  • Karen

    Sorry to change last minute but to have to get my taxes done

    March 13, 2013

  • Gladys M.

    Sorry, have to drop out. Giving my spot to someone else. Have fun!

    March 13, 2013

  • John & L.

    sorry....
    we need to tend to our trail on Mt. Monadnock...

    March 13, 2013

  • Karen Washington 4.

    I'm in.

    March 13, 2013

  • Susan C.

    Apologies,need to free up the spot as now unable to make it. Hopefully another time, sounds like fun!

    March 13, 2013

  • Philip N.

    Hi Lee, Something came up and I won't be able to attend, Really sorry I was looking forward to meeting the group. I'll try again.
    phil

    March 13, 2013

  • Randy P.

    I'm up for any weather

    March 12, 2013

  • Julie C.

    Hi everybody! Lee and Brenda have graciously volunteered to co-lead this hike as I have to be in NYC at a memorial service. The trails are very safe, very well-marked and fairly easy...so don't let a little rain stop you. Lee and Brenda - please communicate with each other about any potential cancellation. And thanks!

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone - I would decline if it is raining or scheduled to rain .
    Only at this time of year - warmer weather - no problem!

    March 12, 2013

  • BrendaC18

    Unless there is a steady down pour of rain, I'm on for this hike.

    March 12, 2013

  • Jackie M.

    +1

    March 12, 2013

  • KarenR

    something came up after I put name on waitlist

    March 12, 2013

  • Debra S

    not 100% sure I'll make the hike saturday, so opening my spot to someone on the waiting list.

    March 11, 2013

  • BrendaC18

    Hi, Just want you to know that I probably won't have time to attend the lunch afterwards...maybe one or two of you folks will have a cannolli for me. Can't wait to check this place out another time...

    March 11, 2013

  • Michael

    Sorry, something came up. Cannot attend this time.

    March 10, 2013

  • Julie C.

    I've postponed this hike...hoping for better weather - or at least a bit warmer, even if wet!

    March 1, 2013

  • Kathy

    Sorry I have to back out at the last minute, I have a family emergency to attend to..
    Looking forward to seeing everybody soon.
    Kathy

    March 1, 2013

  • Barbara

    Oh poop, my glasses broke and I have to get them repaired and no other time available but tomorrow AM, so must drop out, sigh.

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just called Broadmeadow Brook, no need for any footwear accessories, just waterproof boots as it is muddy.

    March 1, 2013

  • david s.

    business meeting appeared

    March 1, 2013

  • Debra S

    whats the ground covering like out in Worcester? snow depth?i dont have snowshoes, would microspikes be okay for hiking the trails saturday?

    February 28, 2013

    • Julie C.

      With the recent rain, I am not sure what kind of ground covering we will have! Mud, probably...but microspikes will likely be okay. We're not hiking a mountain, after all. I do suggest gaiters, though!

      February 28, 2013

    • Karen Washington 4.

      I completely second the gaiters. They were needed outside Boston in the Blue Hills. Snowshoes might be OK if there is deep snow. I am bringing mine, but we might not need them.

      February 28, 2013

  • Debra S

    with microspikes

    February 25, 2013

  • Randy P.

    My spikes are out and ready, but I need to search for my tubs.

    February 25, 2013

  • Wendy D.

    It will be great to get out with new friends and enjoy the wintery delight of Broadmeadow.

    February 25, 2013

  • Paul B

    I would love to attend but we have another commitment I can't shake.

    February 22, 2013

  • Paul B

    Sounds great!

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yay! just joined the group. Looking forward to this. Hi Gladys!!!!!

    February 21, 2013

  • Gladys M.

    I think yes! Not familiar with Wholly Cannoli, but a huge fan of lunch!

    February 21, 2013

  • Karen Washington 4.

    You had me at Wholly Cannoli.

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • mokeefe12

    if I can find a place to rent snowshoes I will be coming

    marty okeefe

    February 21, 2013

  • mokeefe12

    any place rent good snowshoes? I'd like to try it

    February 21, 2013

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