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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 Woods, and 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
Trail Description

November 4th


Richard Schiefer

Parking available along Monument Street
The trails at Punkatsset are relatively wide and flat with few obstructions. Walking is easy to moderate.
November 11th
No Walk Today - Happy Veteran's Day

November 18th

Estabrook Woods

Bob White

Street Parking is available at the end of Estabrook Road. Please park in designated areas.
Trail Map:
Final Estabrook - 8.5x11.pdf

Trail Guide:
Punkatasset-Estabrook Trail Guide 2 - 8.5 x 11.pdf
The trails at Estabrook are relatively wide and flat with few obstructions. Walking is easy to moderate.

November 25th

Gowing's Swamp

John Snelling

Ripley School Parking Lot

Gowing's Swamp.pdf
The trails around Gowing's Swamp are relatively wide and flat with few obstructions. Walking is easy to moderate.
This concludes the guided walks until Spring 2016 however self guided walks will  
continue throughout the winter.
Meeting Place

December 2nd

Battle Road West

Hartwell Tavern
Battle Road Trail.pdf

December 9th

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Cemetey Parking Lot (34A Bedford Street)
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.pdf

December 16th

Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge

Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge Parking Lot - Off Monsen Road
Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge.pdf
Great Meadow Wildlife Refuge - Concord Brochure.pdf
December 23rd
Battle Road East
Hartwell Tavern
Battle Road Trail.pdf

December 30th

Old North Bridge

Colonial Inn
Old North Bridge from Colonial Inn.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 litter and low brush).
2. Check yourself 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 shall 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.

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