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Hike around Great Hill in Acton!

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  • Information Kiosk

    215 Main St, Acton, MA (map)

    42.467705 -71.456306

  • I will be at the trailhead by 3:45; I have a black Yaris. [masked]
  • The days are getting longer...time to SUMMIT GREAT HILL in ACTON!

    A loop trail takes us through some interesting conservation land in Acton.  We may see what is nearly a climax forest with its mix of ash, hickory, beech, sugar maple, and red and white oak and a habitat for nesting bird species such as scarlet tanagers, red-eyed vireos, redstarts, ovenbirds and several species of owls.  In addition, we will summit Great Hill, the highest point in Acton at 350 feet!  Wow! We will also take a short detour to see another interesting feature near the Piper Road wetlands area - a bowl-shaped depression in a natural outcrop of bedrock. This stone artifact is thought to have been an Indian grinding stone, a theory that is supported by the presence nearby of an intermittent stream that would have been useful in the preparation of grain for the grinding process.


    Distance: About 2.5 miles
    Tortoise time: About 2 hours
    Elevation gain: Minor...highest point is 350'

    Please wear sturdy shoes or boots and wool socks.  Some of the land may be wet, so waterproof shoes are best. Bring  a snack and water.   Poles recommended. Please carry a flashlight or head lamp.  Hike will go on in drizzle or fog - steady rain will cancel.


    DIRECTIONS: The Information Kiosk is located at the junction of Main St (Rte 27) and Prospect St in Acton.  There is a sign and parking. The approximate street address is 215 Main St. 

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  • Sunandwater

    First Monday I've had a free afternoon in a while, (and it's going to snow again on Wednesday). I've done only one walk with this group thusfar, but it is my speed.

    March 17, 2013

  • BrendaC18

    Same as last Monday Julie, I'll probably be there around 4:30pm and try catching up with the group.

    March 13, 2013


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