Explore Tully Mountain & (part of)Tully Trail System

  • December 22, 2012 · 10:00 AM
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Come explore Tully Mountain and a section of the Tully Trail with me. There is an absolutely gorgeous view of Mt Monadnock from the mountain and not a big chore to ascend to the summit with a beautiful payoff at the top!

Bob Curley is going to lead this hike and will be getting back to me with more information on an estimated distance and time frame of the hike. He is the president of a local group known as The North Quabbin Trails Association(NQTA).

 

Please read update in the comment section: Bob is not leading the hike and we are now meeting at the Tully Lake Recreational Area to do the 4 1/2 mile hike around the lake then carpooling over to the mountain for the 1 1/2 mile hike there.Also rain cancels this hike but we can have a rain date for Sunday, the 23rd at 11am.


http://www.northquabbinwoods.org/entries/168

  • Available Information
  • Brochure
  • Online
  • Paper map
  • Facilities
  • Boat Ramp
  • Group pavillion
  • Picnic Area
  • Restroom
  • Fees
  • No fee
  • Land Owner
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Parking
  • 49 parking spaces
  • Pets
  • Pets OK
  • Recreation Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Motor boating
  • Mountain biking
  • Swimming
  • x-country Skiing
  • Rentals
  • Canoe
  • Kayak
  • At nearby Tully Lake Campground
  • Season
  • All Seasons
  • Signage
  • Trailhead sign
  • Trails marked
  • Wheel Chair Accessibility
  • Accessible restrooms & picnic sites

Photo: Tully Lake Recreation Area

Photo: Tully Lake Recreation Area

Tully Lake Recreation Area

2 Athol-Richmond Rd., Royalston, MA
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Paddle among dozens of islands on this spectacular lake. To the northeast follow the narrow Tully River to Long Pond for excellent wildlife viewing. Cartop boat access also available on Doane Hill Rd.

Description:

Tully Lake Recreation Area protects about four miles of the Tully River, including Long Pond, where the river widens, and the 200-acre Tully Lake, created by a flood-control dam. The wetlands and the forest support a wide variety of flora and fauna, lists of which are available online. The land and the lake offer numerous recreational opportunities, including camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, and hiking. A one-mile interpretive trail introduces visitors to both natural and cultural history; another trail loops around the lake and connects to scenic vistas and waterfalls. Part of this loop constitutes one leg of the Tully Trail.

 

Directions:

From Rte. 2 take Exit 17 (Rte. 32N) and follow Rte 32 signs closely for about 6 miles to entrance, just past dam, on right.

Image of globeClick for a Map

A reminder that this is hunting season so please protect yourself by wearing bright colors, either hat or vest so you are sure to be recognized as other than hunted prey.

Please bring some kind of traction for this hike ie: microspikes, ice trekkers, yaktrax, etc. There will be some rock scrambling.


http://www.rei.com/outlet/search?query=microspikes

 

May explore some local waterfalls as a side trip. Please be there and ready to hike at 10:15 am.

We may have to do some roadside parking on the intersected main road if everyone shows for both groups so come 15 minutes early if you can please.

Please do download your own maps as none are available at the kiosk.

http://www.thetrustees.org/assets/documents/places-to-visit/trailmaps/Tully-Trail-Map.pdf

 

 

The focal point of the Tully Trail and of the Tully Mountain Wildlife Management Area, Tully Mountain rises 1,163 feet above sea level and humps dramatically above the relatively flat land around it. Geologically, it is a remnant of ancient mountain building that upthrust the northern Appalachians 400 million years ago. From the northwest it also shows the effect of the glaciers—the northern face ground smooth, the southern face left much more irregular by deposited debris. A loop trail of about 1½ miles leads to outcrops near the summit that afford magnificent views of the surrounding land and waters and of more distant mountains. And Tully Mountain not only offers peace and pleasure to people but also—because of its numerous types of habitats—provides a home for a rich array of plants and animals.
Description:

The focal point of the Tully Trail and of the Tully Mountain Wildlife Management Area, Tully Mountain rises 1,163 feet above sea level and humps dramatically above the relatively flat land around it. Geologically, it is a remnant of ancient mountain building that upthrust the northern Appalachians 400 million years ago. From the northwest it also shows the effect of the glaciers—the northern face ground smooth, the southern face left much more irregular by deposited debris.

A loop trail of about 1½ miles leads to outcrops near the summit that afford magnificent views of the surrounding land and waters and of more distant mountains. And Tully Mountain not only offers peace and pleasure to people but also—because of its numerous types of habitats—provides a home for a rich array of plants and animals.

Directions to Mountain Road from the Tully Lake Recreational Area:

http://goo.gl/maps/Pcdmb


Please note that Mountain Road is a dirt road off the main road. Stay to the left, the right heads to the lake. Proceed to the end up the hill and small parking lot will be on the left side of the street.

My phone for anyone needing direction or running late:[masked] This is just a track phone so once I leave my house I will not be able to view any online messages.

I also have this posted on another meetup site.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to another Meetup on the trail... I drive a white saab 9-3...

    December 20, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      /cheryl:

      December 22, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Finally found the lake... and glad you didn't wait for me due to the snow and fierce winds. Was going to hike the lake trail but not in that weather alone. Going to hike in my backyard at The Notch in the morning. Happy to consider another hike with you down the road. Planning to camp on my sister's property in Maine on Christmas Eve.]

      December 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Cheryl, thanks for a fun adventure. We should do this hike again in the warm weather.

    December 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Cheryl,
    Looking foward to tomorrow! Can I bring one or two more people?
    Never been here before - just to confirm, are we mtg at the upper lot on rt 32? I'll be there at 945?
    Thanks!
    Nicole

    December 21, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      ok great. Looks like might just be me. See you!

      December 21, 2012

  • Deb L.

    Due to the reschedule, I won't be able to attend now. Sorry! I hope to hike with the group soon.

    December 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Why is there a waiting list? Is there only room for 8 people in the woods?

    1 · November 29, 2012

  • Deb L.

    Thank you. I'll see you on Friday, the 30th.

    November 18, 2012

  • Deb L.

    This is my first meetup as I have joined the technology age. This hike is still on for Friday, Nov. 30th?

    November 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cheryl,
    cant make it this Friday, but look forward to the next one...I could not easily find the tab to un rsvp the sign up so this note is my cancellation

    November 15, 2012

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