I am back from Zambia and eager for some cold weather! Weather says sunny and in the low 30s! This is a really nice short hike for a late afternoon. One of my favorite local hikes.
Meet for a pint and some grub afterwards at the Hillside Grill in Northboro...73 W Main Street!
Hike through a hardwood forest on former farmland. Climb to the highest point in Northborough! Two scenic vistas to the east and Boston skyscrapers visible on a clear day. We'll make a counter-clockwise a loop up to the South vista, walk along the ridge to the North viewpoint and then back down!
Total distance: About 2.5 miles
Tortoise time: About 2 hours
Some climbing and hilly sections - nothing too steep.
CLICK HERE for a trail map and brochure.
Great hike for kids! Well-behaved dogs allowed, too.
PLEASE - read our disclaimer HERE!
Hike goes on in snow; rain or sleet cancels! Please read the winter hiking gear recommendations HERE! Suggest micro-spikes or snow-shoes if needed. Hiking poles are always good. Headlamp or flashlight REQUIRED...the sun sets early and hiking in the dark is NO FUN! Bring at least a liter of water and HEAT the water! This is a cold weather hike - no cotton and dress in layers. Wear sturdy shoes or boots and wool socks.
Driving directions HERE! Follow the directions for the Main Entrance/Parking.
Get an authentic tortoise cap! CLICK HERE for details!
I will have Tortoise caps with me for sale!