SATURDAY SHORTY- Please read this entire write up before signing up for this hike. By signing up for this hike you (and your guest if applicable) agree to the terms of the liability waiver below.
Distance : under 2 miles ( shamefully short)
duration: 1 hour or less
Blaze orange is not required
Looking out over Lake Talaquega, it’s hard to imagine that this serene setting was once a buzzing entertainment destination, complete with a casino and hotel. Now Oak Knoll, just minutes from downtown Attleboro, offers a natural respite with wooded trails and boardwalk winding through a red maple swamp, upland forest, and freshwater marsh, and around the lake’s perimeter.
This Audubon preserve is 51 acres and the trail will be under two miles.
This hike is very short and will lend itself to a beginner, but all are welcome to join us. You will be done early enough to get some shopping done after. If you are new to hiking in the colder temperatures this is a good way to try it out w/ out having to be outside for a long period of time your 1st time out.
The terrain is varied and there are some rocky areas. It will likely be wet in areas, a good boot is strongly suggested. This is a lollipop trail that goes around the lake and back.Make sure you are dressed for the weather. Multiple thinner layers work well. Base layer w/ 2nd layer and then a wind layer or shell. Make sure you have a hat and gloves...
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 for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators 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.