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SENIOR WALKING GROUP
        
The Division of Natural Resources, in conjunction with the Council on Aging, is excited to present a series of guided and unguided walks. All walks commence at 10:00 am of Wednesdays. Please be at the meeting place five to ten minutes before the walk begins. Parking is very limited at Punkatasset, Wright Wodos ad White Pond so carpooling is strongly Encouraged

Walks will generally be no longer than two miles , lasting about 1 hour. You are always welcome to walk as long as you would like. Town of Concord Conservation Lands are open from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

Below is a schedule of walks with links to trail maps to assist you on your journey. Please contact the Council on Aging at 978-318-3020 to sign up for each walk.

Date
Location
Guide
Meeting Place
Map/Guide
Trail Description

August 5th

Wright Woods

John Snelling
Corner of Fairhaven and Arena Terrace
Wright Woods.pdf



August 12th



Great Meadows



Self Guided

Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge Parking Lot - Off Monsen Road
Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge.pdf
Great Meadow Wildlife Refuge - Concord Brochure.pdf
The trails is a very wide, well groomed. The Dike Trail meets ADA standards. Walking is easy.


FRIDAY
August 14th



Punkatasset



Richard Schiefer


Parking available along Monument Street
The trails at Punkatsset are relatively wide and flat with few obstructions. Walking is easy to moderate.



August 19th


Thoreau's Path at Brister's Hill



Self Guided


Town Forest Parking Lot on Walden Street (across from CCHS Entrance)


Thoreau's Path on Brister's Hill Brochure.pdf
Thoreau's Path at Broster's Hill is a wide, relatively flat trail with few obstructions. Walking is easy.



August 26th



Battle Road West



Self Guided



Hartwell Tavern



Battle Road Trail.pdf
The Battle Road Trail is a very wide, well groomed trail that meets ADA standards. Walking is easy.


September 2nd


Thoreau's Path at Brister's Hill


Matt Burne

Town Forest Parking Lot on Walden Street (across from CCHS Entrance)


Thoreau's Path on Brister's Hill Brochure.pdf
Thoreau's Path at Broster's Hill is a wide, relatively flat trail with few obstructions. Walking is easy.



September 9th



White Pond



Ken Miller



75 White Avenue



White Pond 2015 8.5 X 11.pdf
Trails at White are generally well groomed with few obstructions but the terrain is steep at times. Walking is moderate to difficult.

September 16th

Wright Woods

John Snelling
Corner of Fairhaven and Arena Terrace
Wright Woods.pdf



September 23rd



Hapgood Wright Town Forest



David Clarke


Town Forest Parking Lot on Walden Street (across from CCHS Entrance)


Trail Map:
Town Forest Trail Map.pdf
Trails at the Town Forest are well groomed with few obstructions but some of the terrain can be steep. Walking is moderate.



September 30th



Punkatasset



Richard Schiefer


Parking available along Monument Street
The trails at Punkatsset are relatively wide and flat with few obstructions. Walking is easy to moderate.
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What to Bring: Water, Bug Repellent, Camera, Binoculars, Field Guides, and a friend.

Reduce your risk of Tick Encounters by following these tips:
1. Keep to the middle of the hiking trail (Ticks thrive in shady humid areas with leaf   letter and low brush).
2. Check yourslef for ticks numerous times during your walk.
3. Chemically-treated clothing and use of Deet on skin can limit your exposure.
4. Prompt removal of an embedded tick will greatly reduce the chances of the tick   transmitting disease. Use a pair of pointed tweezers or tick removal tool.

Carpooling is always encouraged.

All litter, cans, refuse, bottles, and trash sall be removed from the Conservation Lands by the user unless placed in an official trash receptacle.

If you want to bring your canine friend, dogs must be kept under owner's control at all times. It shall be the duty of each person who owns, possesses, or controls a dog to remove and dispose of any feces left by his or her dog on any Town Conservation Lands.























































 
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