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Join us for an exploration of the area north and west of the Curlew Pond campground. Meet us at the hike start by 9am or meet us first for breakfast or a cup of coffee at 8:00 am at the Panera Bread off Long Pond Road (in "The Grove" shopping center with BJ's and Kohl's near exit 5 off Route 3). One advantage to joining us for breakfast-- If you are unfamiliar with Myles Standish, you can follow us to the hike start. We generally hike for about two hours. Please bring water and snacks. We are at that time of year when bug spray and sunscreen may be essential. We go out unless a downpour or thunderstorms arise.
Come enjoy the start of summer with a Friday evening nature hike in Myles Standish State Forest. The hike will be through the center of the park in Wildlife Management areas and will include a mix of trail and forest road walking through some of the lesser used areas. The route will be a moderately hilly in places, will pass by some ponds, numerous fields and both white pine and pine barren habitats. Signs of nature will be observed along the way. I expect the hike to be 2.5 hours and approximately five miles and the pace will be relaxed. We will be finishing after sunset(8:23), so bring a headlamp or flashlight if you are uncomfortable walking in semi darkness, but with a near full moon, there should be sufficient light. This hike will be a repeat of the Solstice hike offered the last few years. On those hikes we were serenaded by some Whip-poor-wills and Hermit Thrushes, loud choruses of tree frogs and had wonderful finishes with a magical firefly light shows. Dogs are welcome if they are leashed or kept under control. For more info on the group, visit our Friends of Myles Standish State Forest website (http://www.friendsmssf.com/)
Join us for camping weekend on Cape Cod at scenic Nickerson State Park in Brewster. We have a group site OG6 reserved this year in Area 6. This area gives access to Little Cliff Pond and Higgins Pond is an easy walk. We will also have a covered pavillion available. More information links: https://www.mass.gov/locations/nickerson-state-park https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g41476-d208267-Reviews-Nickerson_State_Park-Brewster_Cape_Cod_Massachusetts.html https://www.capecodbikeguide.com/railtrail.asp https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g185492-d187922-Reviews-Cape_Cod_National_Seashore-Cape_Cod_Massachusetts.html https://www.crosbymansion.com/ There a wide range of things to do in the park and area. An agenda has yet to be determined, but the following are possibile activities: Hikes in the park, including one by a naturalist. Bike rides - 8 miles of bike path in park and Cape Cod Rail Trail swimming, kayaking and paddling in the park's clean and sandy kettle ponds A visit to nearby Crosby Mansion A visit to Cape Cod National Seashore Group pot luck dinners with campfire