This was such a beautiful fall hike, I've decided to repeat it for the winter.
A lovely walk in a beautiful place!
This conservation area is probably the most scenic and varied of all the town's conservation lands, due in large part to the mostly unspoiled Nashoba Brook that runs through the land from north to south. The exceptional stonework, including the foundations of early mills, two earthfill dams, many stone walls, and the enigmatic corbelled stone chamber built into a hillside, together with a variety of riverine and upland habitats, make this conservation area a jewel of its kind. We will take the Nashoba Brook loop, about 2 miles or so. If the weather is really nice and we feel like a longer hike, we can add part of the trail in the Spring Hill Conservation land. (See map for details!)
Distance: 2 - 4 miles, depending on the group
Elevation: Some ups and downs
Tortoise time: About 2 - 3 hours
Wear sturdy leather (and insulated) boots and wool socks. If there is snow on the ground, microspikes are recommended. If there is a LOT of snow, snowshoes and hiking poles may be required. Dress in layers! Gloves and hat! Bring some high-energy snacks and heat your water.
NO COTTON. Seriously...NO COTTON!
This is a winter hike - be prepared!
Please CLICK HERE for a list of winter gear.
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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DIRECTIONS: The trailhead where we are meeting is located in Acton, at the end of Wheeler Lane, off Route 27.