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New Meetup: FAN Hike: Willard Brook State Forest

From: FAN A.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 2, 2009 8:55 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The FAN Alliance!

What: FAN Hike: Willard Brook State Forest

When: September 26,[masked]:00 AM

Where:
Willard Brook State Forest
Main St
Ashby, MA 01431

This month we are hiking the Willard Brook State Forest. It is recommended that you wear hiking boots and bring plenty of liquids, bug spray, sun tan lotion and snacks.

About Willard Brook State Forest:

Willard Brook State Forest contains 2,597 acres and is located in the towns of Ashby and Townsend, 50 miles from Boston. Here you can find the character and feeling of forests usually found much farther west in the state with a tumbling brook and quick water amid groves of classic New England woods.

A wide variety of activities are offered including 21 campsites spread beneath a pine canopy, swimming, walking, hiking, birding, fishing, horseback riding and winter trail sports.

http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/northeast/wilb.htm

Trail Map:

http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/trails/WillardBrook.gif

Directions:

Willard Brook State Forest is located in north-central Massachusetts.
From the northeast: Take Rte. 495 to Littleton; take the Rte.119 Exit. Follow Rte 119 West approx. 21 miles through W. Townsend to the campground on the left
From the west: Follow Rte. 2 East to Rte. 31 North in Fitchburg. Follow 31 North through Fitchburg to the Town of Ashby and the intersection with Rte. 119 East. Follow Rte. 119 East approx. .5 miles to the campground entrance on the right.
From the east: Rte 2 West to Fitchburg and Rte.13 North. Follow Rte. 13 North to Rte.119 West in West Townsend. Turn left onto Rte. 119. Follow Rte. 119 approximately 4 miles to the park entrance on the left.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/New-England-Friends-Activity-Network/calendar/11274583/

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