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Join the AMC (Appalachian Mountain Club) for an 8 am Saturday hike at a new location in Plymouth. See the beauty of the forest in winter. A new route from the Long Pond boat ramp parking lot will visit Wildlands Trust trails. This should give us about 7 miles of beautiful trails. Once we're done, we'll still have the rest of the day for other things. Meet at 7:45am at the Long Pond boat ramp. We'll plan on a moderate pace to complete the hike in approximately 3 hours. Pre-registration is not required, but email the leader with questions or concerns. If we have snow, the hike will become a snowshoe and the distance will be adjusted. Dogs are not allowed on AMC hikes. Maureen Kelly[masked] [masked] Maureen is a 4 season hike leader for AMC SEM.
The Plymouth Wishbone Walking Trail was set up in 2007 by a local Boy Scout and runs from Myles Standish headquarters all the way to Ellisville Harbor State Park on Cape Cod Bay in Plymouth. It is approximately 15 miles in length. Most of the trail is in the State Forest or in other conservation property. The original layout had about a third of the hike along local dirt roads. We have now found ways to avoid the roads for the most part. The hike ends on the beach at Ellisville. We will meet at Ellisville Harbor State Park and will carpool to Myles Standish State Forest headquarters. Please drive to the inner parking lot so that you are not tempted to end your hike on Route 3a at the end of a long day. This is a very long walk. Please do not come on this walk if you aren't regularly hiking at least seven miles plus fairly regularly already. People always want to know how long it will take-- I would estimate eight hours in total including the carpool, regular breaks and a stop for lunch. You need to wear good shoes, bring your lunch and lots of water. Sunscreen and tick protection are also recommended. More info about the Plymouth Wishbone Walking Trail can be found at : https://www.facebook.com/PlymouthWishboneWalkingTrail/
DCR’s Annual Park Serve Day is coming Saturday April 27, 2018 to Myles Standish State Forest. Join us for a morning of work followed by a cookout sponsored by the Friends. With the help of volunteers, DCR will spruce up our park's facilities, clean beaches, clean and maintain trails, plant flowers, and more! These valuable resources belong to all of us, and we can all take pride in them. Since Park Serve Day began in 2006, tens of thousands of Massachusetts residents have helped to prepare Massachusetts state parks and beaches for the summer recreation season. At the conclusion, the Friends will provide a free hamburger and hot dog cookout for all participants. Please plan to come out and join in on April 27th . Meet us at the park headquarters on Cranberry Road in Carver at 9:00am. Things To Know: The event is sponsored by DCR and the Friends of Myles Standish. Activities are suitable for adults and children over age 8. Wear appropriate shoes and dress for the weather. Consider bringing a hat, sunscreen and extra drinking water to stay well hydrated. Call the park office at[masked] if you have questions about cancellation owed to inclement weather, etc.
Help us raise money for the Friends by joining us to operate a relay race exchange station at College Pond for relay teams running the Ragnar Relay from Hull to Dennis. We need exchange station volunteers to work shifts for the Ragnar Relay Race (https://www.ragnarrelay.com/race/capecod) from 2:30 on Friday May 10th to the early morning hours of Saturday May 11th. If we get enough volunteers, we will have three shifts- early (2:30pm to 6:30pm) ; middle (6:15pm to 10:30pm) and very late (10:15pm to 2:15am) Please leave us a comment as to what hours you will be available. All volunteers must pre-register with Ragnar online in addition to signing up here. This is the link: https://groups.runragnar.com/FriendsMSSF Thanks! WHAT TO WEAR AND WHAT TO BRING -Your cheering voice and a positive attitude. -Comfy, weather-appropriate clothes. -A headlamp for night shifts. Ragnar will provide safety vests. -Sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, umbrella—depending on the location. -A book or folding chair (some shifts have downtime). -Food and water. (Ragnar will provide a small snack and water bottle, but consider bringing more depending on your needs.) -A cowbell or noise maker. (Optional, but awesome.) -Bonus points for wearing a cape, grass skirt, glow stick necklace, funny shirt, Iron Man mask, or whatever you can come up with. VOLUNTEER NOW In return for the Friends' help, Ragnar will make a very substantial contribution to the Friends, which will help offset the costs of some of the programs we run during the year. (The Friends is a 501(c)3 charity and last year we did receive a $750 contribution for our efforts.) Please sign up and help the Friends. Thanks!