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F Gilbert Hills State Forest Hike

This hike is the third hike in the Four-Park Hiking Challenge.
Join Amy Wilmot, a DCR interpreter and myself on a moderate 5-mile hike in F. Gilbert Hills State Park. This scenic park, 1027 acres in size, is heavily wooded, comprising mostly oak and white pine forests and is full of large glacial boulders.
This hike has about 300 feet of very gradual elevation gain over the first 3 miles as we will walk up to High Rock, the highest elevation between Boston and Providence, where we will stop for lunch.  As part of the walk, we will go by a Christmas tree farm, Sunset Lake and several winding trails that display the parks very interesting terrain. There are also a few vernal pools in the park and we will stop to check one of them. We will return on the Acorn Trail.

We will share some interesting information and discuss unique features that this park has to offer.

It is strongly recommended that hiking boots be worn for this hike.

http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/southeast/fgil.htm

Meet at the main parking lot at 9:45. Hike will start promptly at 10:00AM. The hike is for adults who can walk at a moderate pace. Bring water, a lunch and bug spray for ticks. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on an 8-foot or shorter leash (no expandable leashes please). For additional information, call (774)[masked] or (508) 272-9376. We will hike rain or shine. If weather conditions are severe, we will post a cancellation update on Meetup

Directions:
From Rte.495: Take exit 14 which is route 1. Follow Route 1 north. Take a right on Thurston Street (Thurston turns into West Street Foxboro) Passing Normandy Farms campground take a left onto Mill Street.


Other interpretive hikes we have planned or are planning:
May 3rd Freetown State Forest / BioReserve

Boston Harbor Islands

A series of 4 Seasonal hikes in Myles Standish State Forest.- dates TBD

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  • Arielle

    Bill & Amy, thanks for another awesome hike!

    April 13, 2014

  • Mike H.

    A great time!

    April 13, 2014

  • elsie l.

    Excellent hike with a lot of nature information shared by Amy

    April 12, 2014

  • Irene C.

    Sounds great, sorry Bill and Amy. I've got a conflict. Irene

    April 6, 2014

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