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F Gilbert Hills - Hike 3 of Five Park Challenge

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.

http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/southeast/fgil.htm
http://www.stonesites.net/
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.

Directions:
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

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  • Mike

    Henna and My wife Donna are looking forward to our first hike this year with the group.

    March 31, 2013

    • Judy N.

      Henna was so well behaved. Great girl and a beauty, too!

      April 15, 2013

    • Mike

      That's nice to hear i would not want to others to have a bad hike do to Henna acting up.

      April 16, 2013

  • Sharon L.

    The F.Gilbert Hills 5K hike, I found, was a moderate challenge. Just right! Thank you leaders. Always enjoy the company of participants.

    Sharon

    April 16, 2013

  • Judy N.

    The 5K @ F. Gilbert State Forest was great! The hike, the weather, the group and awesome leaders! Thank you so much for your efforts and for organizing this event. Hope to see you for the 4th hike next month.

    1 · April 15, 2013

  • Elaine T.

    Had a great time at the hike today! Can't wait for the next one. Thank you!

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • Liz

    Excellent hike! Well organized, interesting terrain, comfortable pace.

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • Bill V.

    For anyone wishing to car pool, I will be at Shaws in Carver at 8:45. Meet at the back end of the lot on the Shaws side. Shaws Plaza is on RT 58, just south of the junction of RT 44.

    April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am unable to make it on the 13th. I just found out I have a function to attend @9am. Next time.

    April 11, 2013

  • Paula

    Looking forward to it!

    April 11, 2013

  • Judy N.

    Looking forward to it!

    April 10, 2013

  • Elaine T.

    Love being outdoors!

    April 10, 2013

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  • Bill V. +2
    President, Hike leader & Trails- Board Member, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Mike +1
  • Amy
    DCR Regional Interpretive Coordinator
  • Liz +1
  • Sharon L.
    Supporting Member of the Friends of Myles Standish State Forest
  • A former member
  • A former member

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