Coffee, Biscuits, and Cadwell Forest sponsored by Amherst Dog Wash

Join us at Amherst Dog wash for coffee, snacks and Biscuits for your dogs followed by a Hike at Cadwell Forest MT. Lincoln Tower in Peham

This walk will be a slightly shorter version of the Self-Guided Interpretive Trail walk described on the website for the forest, athttp://nrc.umass.edu/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/wildlife-habitat-at-cadwell.pdf We will try a loop walk for about an hour and a half.  Lincoln Tower houses the antenna for WFCR, 88.5 fm - the New England Public Broadcasting station for the area.

Directions From Amherst Center go east on Main St. through the intersection with North East St. At this point Main St. becomes Pelham Rd. Follow Pelham Rd into Pelham, past the Library to Enfield Rd on your right. Turn onto Enfield Rd and go about 2 miles. At a Y intersection, Enfield Rd becomes Packardville Rd. to your left. The gate and parking area are on your left about 100 yards beyond this intersection.

THERE IS NOT A LOT OF PARKING AVAILABLE SO IF YOU CAN CAR POOL WITH SOMEONE IT WOULD HELP.

For you GPS buffs, Cadwell Memorial Forest is located in the state of Massachusetts (county of Hampshire, MA) at GPS coordinates:[masked], [masked] (also known as latitude and longitude or lat-lon coordinates).

About Cadwell Memorial Forest

The UMass, Amherst Department of Environmental Conservation owns and manages 1,200 acres in Pelham, Massachusetts known as Cadwell Memorial Forest. The primary goals of this ownership are to provide an outdoor laboratory for teaching, research, and demonstration in ecology, forestry, and natural resources management. These forests are located in the central hardwood region of southern New England, but also include eastern hemlock and eastern white pine stands and several conifer plantations. This is a working forest, which includes the sale of timber and non-timber forest products from this property.The Cadwell Forest was established in 1952 through the generosity of Mrs. Frank A. Cadwell. The 1200 acres was an assemblage of the numerous woodlots her late husband had owned and managed from 1899-1935. After acquiring Cadwell Forest in 1952, the University of Massachusetts began to manage the property primarily for teaching, research, and demonstration. Small amounts of open land were planted with conifers. In addition, a variety of research activities were conducted, including white pine direct seeding experiments and studies examining the relationships between gypsy moths, oak forests, and small mammals.

http://eco.umass.edu/facilities/our-forest-properties/cadwell-forest/

 

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  • Tryna H.

    I was delighted with the walk. It was gorgeous. All of you who were there were so welcoming, easy, and dog-smart. You all met and exceeded my hopes. I'm hooked. See you at the next meet-up and I look forward to meeting others. I slept like a rock. I can't say enough good things. Thank you.

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Larry, your photos are beautiful. You remind me that I have to look up more to see these spectacular sights!
    Thanks.

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, Ben. This is a beautiful forest. The dogs and people were great company on this hike.

    June 9, 2013

  • larry j.

    Thanks for hosting this event .

    June 9, 2013

  • Karen W.

    Great photos as always, Larry!

    June 8, 2013

  • Kristi

    Better than expected weather - yay! Very wet walk, but a wonderful time, thanks to all especially Ben for hosting and getting us started with coffee and biscuits at the Amherst Dog Wash!

    2 · June 8, 2013

  • Nanci Y.

    Last minute change of schedule. Life w/ tee savers! Hope to come to the next one!

    June 8, 2013

  • Kristi

    Weather looks like its clearing here. Planning to go!

    June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It looks kind of iffy on the weather updates. Any thoughts about postponing the walk?

    June 8, 2013

  • Suzanne & C.

    Sorry we won't be able to make it. Hope to see you soon.

    June 7, 2013

  • Michelle

    Sorry but I can't make this. Working way too much!! No fun. :(

    June 7, 2013

  • Paul

    Of all days, this is the one I already had a prior commitment scheduled. :-( Sorry, McTavish will miss Martha again.

    June 7, 2013

  • Kristi

    I added some more details to this walk.

    June 4, 2013

    • Ronni G.

      just realized I can't go cuz of a conflict. Sorry!

      June 4, 2013

  • Ronni G.

    We're meeting at the dog wash, not at Caldwell Forest, right?

    1 · June 4, 2013

  • Ronni G.

    Is there food for the people, too?

    April 16, 2013

    • Kristi

      yes! Of course! ;)

      June 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jake and I can't come cause we are looking for a dog friendly place to live in the NoHo area.
    It's almost impossible to find decent, reasonably priced, dog friendly apartments.
    Once we get settled in the valley we will definitely be participating

    May 19, 2013

  • Gene R

    What time do you expect to get to Cadwell?

    May 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to meet you all at the forest. I have an early morning commitment that Saturday. I've never been to the Cadwell Forest before and am looking forward to it. Thanks.

    May 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Meeting at Cadwell forest or at Amherst Dog Wash?

    May 3, 2013

    • Ben L.

      We will meet at the Amherst Dog Wash then we will go on the hike.

      May 3, 2013

  • Michelle

    I looked up the address for Amherst Dog Wash. It is 321 Main St in Amherst on corner of Dickinson St. This is acc to website for Amherst Dog Wash.

    April 16, 2013

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