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The Historic Middlesex Canal is one of Woburn’s most important historical treasures...
- Immerse yourself in Woburn history
- Witness early civic engineering
- See an extinct method of transportation
- Enjoy fresh air & great exercise
CHECK-IN: Begins at 8:00 a.m. but volunteers are welcome throughout the day. You may park in the Council of Concern parking lot at 2 Merrimac St. Come early or later on, spend a few hours or stay with us from 8: a.m. till 2:00 p.m. All volunteer efforts will be greatly appreciated.
AGENDA: Volunteers will pick up and recycle trash, rake leaves, lightly prune and remove brush in addition to restoring the existing tow path and rail bed.
OBJECTIVE: To provide the neighborhood and the entire community with a safe and clean recreation area. You will be able to walk the path of this waterway in Woburn that once served as a vitally important access route from Boston to Lowell.
PLEASE BRING: Rakes, gloves, pruners, loppers, leaf blowers, chain saws (to cut up fallen logs), and any other equipment you would like to use. Face masks will be provided.
WHAT TO WEAR: Long sleeve shirts/pants, hats, boots, and protective glasses.
STUDENT VOLUNTEERS: Mayor Galvin will provide a Community Service Certificate as appreciation of your work. If you have a group willing to participate in the cleanup, please let us know in advance.
REFRESHMENTS: Graciously provided by Tony & Joanne Fiorello.
Learn more about the Historic Middlesex Canal on our Facebook page
Friends of the Middlesex Canal.
To let us know you will be volunteering, please contact us (or just show up that day)***
John Beauchamp @[masked] Marcy Ragucci @[masked]
***Note from medfordjmmy. I will provide a list of names to John for any one signing up through this MeetUp event.
Join a guided walking group to explore extant portions of the Middlesex Canal, operational from 1803 - 1853, 27 miles between Charlestown and Middlesex Village (today's Lowell). In 1839, Henry David Thoreau traveled the canal from the Billerica Falls through Chelmsford, as described in A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. Meet at the gazebo by the Billerica Falls. Easy 3-hour walk. High boots recommended. Governor Baker Covid-19 Orders observed.
Walk will be led by Marlies Henderson. [Not, medfordjimmy, but I'll be there as a participant this time!]
Walk will begin at 71 Faulkner Street, Billerica, MA 01862.
Walk is also posted on eventbrite: