Hike Flat Rock Sanctuary and Falulah Park

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.

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  • Laurie N.

    Hello! I'm actually leading a hike to this very same area, later today! It's through Mass Audubon and North County Land Trust, so there is a small fee - but feel free to join me! We're starting at the kiosk at Crocker Conservation Area, at the end of Flat Rock Road, today (Sat. Oct. 13) at 4:15 to 6:30. Hoping to catch the low angles of the sun. Dress warmly! -Laurie Nehring

    October 13, 2012

    • Laurie N.

      So sorry we didn't connect, and you got lost getting to the site! It can be tricky up there- lots of cut off trails that are not official and not on the map. We are leading hikes through North County Land Trust - have a great website with email announcements for our future hikes! Feel free to add your name to the e-list (which we keep private). Hope you have a good hike tomorrow! -Laurie

      1 · October 13, 2012

    • Mai C

      Special thanks to Richard for guiding us on the hike! It's nice meeting everyone and thanks for all the pictures!

      October 21, 2012

  • Rob

    Nice group of hikers, lovely day, glad to have Richard as a guide-few blazes!

    October 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    good it was so nice

    October 20, 2012

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