Hike around Great Hill in Acton!

(This hike is rescheduled from March 18!)
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.

INFO and MAP HERE

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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  • BrendaC18

    Beautiful after work walk. Glad I saw you on the trail. Always great to see fellow tortoises and especially on such a nice day.

    April 8, 2013

  • JCarter

    My family has been hit by the stomach bug du-jour, so I'm going to avoid sharing, in case I've got it.

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not well. Won't be able to make it for tomorrow's hike

    April 7, 2013

  • Joanne L.

    sorry - have change in plans and not able to attend.

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a cell phone number to contact the organizer for this, in case of getting delayed?

    April 7, 2013

    • Julie C.

      Yes, it is at the top of the page underneath where it says to meet by the Information Kiosk! [masked]!

      April 7, 2013

  • Deborah H

    Sadly, have to go out of town and won't be able to join the hike.

    April 7, 2013

  • lorrie m.

    I'm sorry. We're having a team meeting after work.

    April 7, 2013

  • BrendaC18

    You know....I'll just have to catch up you all!!

    April 2, 2013

  • karen j.

    sorry during the work is hard for me but hope to make one soon!

    April 2, 2013

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  • Julie C.
    Head Tortoise, Organizer
    Event Host
  • BrendaC18
    Weekday Tortoise, Assistant Organizer
  • A former member
  • A former member
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