Flat Rock Wildlife Sanctuary and Falulah Park Hike
Saturday October 20, 20102
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Come join us in this 3.0 hour (4 mile) extremely picturesque hike alongside the babbling Falulah Brook where we will pass waterfalls, wading pools, Fitchburg's water supply, a scenic gorge and a small cemetery. We'll continue on to Overlook reservoir where we'll stop to have a snack then head back.
We'll start from the kiosk described below, hike thru the Flat Rock Wildlife Sanctuary then onto Falulah brook.
An extensive trail system traverses the sanctuary and park and leads you through a number of habitats including rocky ledges, hemlock groves, dry upland forest and wetlands. Look for signs of deer, fox and coyote along the trails. Hike leader: Richard F. Home phone[masked]-5564. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early unless you know the kiosk location described below.
Directions from intersection of Rt. 2 and Rt. 12 in Leominster.
1.Head North toward Fitchburg on N Main St (Rt. 12), 1.5 mi.
2.Turn right onto Bemis Rd. 0.5 mi
3.Bear right to continue onto John Fitch Hwy 2.9 mi
4.At the traffic circle,take the 3rd exit onto Mechanic St 0.4 mi
5.Turn right onto Romes Way 299 ft
6.Turn right onto Miller Street 367 ft
7.Slight right onto Burbank Street 0.1 mi. Go past the Urgent Care Center(on Left) and past the two huge smoke stacks.
8.Continue straight (the road curves 90 degrees to the left) to the end of the parking lot to find the Flat Rock (Mass Audubon) kiosk (small wooden) at the start of the trail head. Park here. You are now located in the right rear parking lot of the Health Alliance Hospital Burbank Campus, 275 Nichols Rd, Fitchburg, MA (978) 343-5000.