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In response to the overwhelming desire to enjoy the wonderful trail systems that Concord has to offer, the Division of Natural Resources and the Council on Aging have developed a walking group for seniors to provide a safe and social walking experience.

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.  

 All walks will commence at 1:30 p.m.
                     No sign up necessary. Just show up at the meeting places listed below!                        

Meeting Place

December 3
Battle Road
Trail - East
National Park

Hartwell Tavern
Parking Lot

Battle Road Trail.pdf
December 5

Old Rifle Range
Old Rifle Range Parking Lot
66B Old Marlboro Road
Old Rifle Range0.pdf
December 10
Old North Bridge - Minuteman
National Park
The Colonial Inn
48 Monument Square
Old North Bridge from Colonial Inn.pdf
December 12
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Cemetery Parking Lot
34A Bedford Street
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.pdf

December 17

Estabrook Woods
Parking available along Monumnet Street (in front of 851 Monumnet Street)
Parking lImited

Estabrook Woods.pdf
December 19
Emerson-Thoreau Amble
Heywood Meadow
Emerson-Thoreau Amble.pdf
December 24
Reformatory Branch
141 Keyes Road
Parking Lot
Reformatory Branch Trail.pdf
December 26
Annursnac Conservation Land
Entrance located after 567 Strawberry Hill Road
Parking Limited
Annursnac Conservation Land.pdf
December 31
Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge
Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge Parking Lot - Off Monsen Road
Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge.pdf
January 2
Thoreau's Path on Brister's Hill
Town Forest Parking Lot
55A Walden Street
Thoreau's Path on Brister's Hill0.pdf

What to Bring:  Water, Camera, Binoculars, Field Guides, and a friend

Reduce Your Risk of Tick Encounters
  • Keep to the middle of hiking trail (Ticks thrive in shady humid areas with leaf litter and low brush).
  • Check yourself for ticks numerous times during your walk.
  • Chemically-treated clothing (permethrin) and use of Deet on skin can limit your exposure.
  • 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.  
Dogs shall be kept  under owners’ 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 Land. Dogs are not allowed at the Great Meadow Wildlife Refuge.

There is no need to sign up for individual walks -- just show up, rain or shine. The Senior Walking Group is a self-governing group. Please feel free to communicate with each other via email. In order to add your name to the email list to keep informed of future walks and plans, please call the COA at 978-318-3020. 

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