This hike is the third hike in the Five-Park Hiking Challenge.
Join Amy Wilmot, a DCR interpreter and myself on a moderate 5-mile hike in F. Gilbert Hills State Park. This park, 1027 acres in size, is heavily wooded, comprising mostly oak and white pine forests.
This scenic park is full of large glacial boulders and also has a number of unusual rock formations believed to be ancient indian rock constructions "the stones sites " throughout. We will visit one the most unusual of these sites.
This hike have about 400 feet of elevation gain over the first 2 1/2 miles as we will walk up to High Rock, the highest elevation between Boston and Providence where we will stop for lunch.
We will share some interesting information and discuss unique features that this park has to offer.
Meet at the main parking lot at 9:45. Hike will start promptly at 10:00AM. The hike is for adults who can walk at a moderate pace. Bring water, a lunch and bug spray for ticks. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on an 8-foot or shorter leash (no expandable leashes please). For additional information, call (508)[masked] x161. We will hike rain or shine. If weather conditions are severe, call for cancellation update.
From Rte.495: Take exit 14 which is route 1. Follow Route 1 north. Take a right on Thurston Street (Thurston turns into West Street Foxboro) Passing Normandy Farms campground take a left onto Mill Street.
Other hikes we have planned:
Saturday, May 18th Wompatuck State Park, Hingham
Saturday, June 1st Borderland State Park, Easton