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Join us for a leisurely hike at Hollis' Spaulding Town Forest. The forest includes an interesting mix of woodlands and wetlands with several ponds. The terrain is mostly flat but there are some rolling hills. The trails have the usual assortment of roots and rocks and some sections may be wet. We plan to hike around 4 miles spending 3-4 hours on the trails. Bring water and a trail snack. This can be a good place to see or hear birds so bring your binoculars. Leashed dogs are welcome to join us. There are no restroom facilities. We will cancel if bad weather is forecast. Decision made the day before. https://www.hollisnh.org/trails-committee/pages/town-forest-area-trails We'll meet in the south east corner of the Silver Lake State Park parking lot. We'll send an email the day before with contact information.
Join us for our May Ramble...Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, Take 2! The group enjoyed this walk so much in March we decided to do it again in warmer weather. If you can print a map to bring along that would be helpful. https://www.farnwr.org/refuge2.html https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Assabet_River/ As with every ramble, we set more of a strolling pace to take in the birds and landscape along the way. In this case we will explore a few trails of the refuge for about[masked] miles. The terrain is rolling and it does have roots and rocks. We will meet between 10:15 and 10:30, setting out by 10:30am after making a general plan for our route. If you arrive earlier, the Visitor Center is open 10-4 and houses some very interesting ecological and historical exhibits of the area. Drive all the way in and park near visitor center. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring water. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. As with all of our rambles everyone is invited to join in the after ramble lunch at a nearby cafe, probably Emma’s Cafe on Great Road in Stow, since we enjoyed the wide variety of tasty and healthy entrees.