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The Division of Natural Resources, in conjunction with the Council on Aging, is excited to present a series of guided walks for May and June. 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.

Meeting Place

May 6th


Richard Schiefer

Parking available along Monument Street
May 13th
Reformatory Branch Trail
Bob White
141 Keyes Road Parking Lot
Reformatory Branch0.pdf

May 20th

Hapgood Wright Town Forest

David Clarke
Town Forest Parking Lot on Walden Street (across from CCHS Entrance)
May 27th
Battle Road East
Judith Jackson
Hartwell Tavern
Battle Road Trail.pdf
June 3rd
Wright Woods
John Snelling
Corner of Fairhaven and Arena Terrace
Wright Woods.pdf
June 10th
White Pond
Ken Miller
75 White Avenue
Revised Final WhitePond 8.5x11.pdf

June 17th

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
June 24th
Battle Road West
Emily Moss
Hartwell Tavern
Battle Road Trail.pdf

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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