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Family Hike to Oak Hill Reservation & Tophet Chasm, Littleton, MA

Date and Time

Sunday, May 21, 2017, 12:45PM - 4:00PM

Location

Oak Hill Reservation - Tophet Chasm, Littleton, MA,
Massachusetts, Central,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact registrar below.




Overview

Join us to explore Oak Hill and Tophet Chasm, formed by glaciers with 80' high walls. We'll hike forested trails; stagecoach roads carved by iron clad carriage wheels; Cold War Era Air Force radio signal tower remains; and sweeping views with a SW vista of Boston Sky Scrapers. This is an easy to moderate 4 mile hike and is in partnership with Littleton Conservation Trust (LCT). We are honored Don MacIver, President Littleton Conservation Trust, will lead this hike. We'll meet at 12:45 pm and expect the hike will end around 4 pm. This hike is also part of the Freedom's Way National Heritage Area (FWNHA) Hidden Treasures event (see link below for more information).. Prepare for the weather, wear sturdy shoes/boots, and bring water, snacks, hat, perhaps bug spray, and a spirit of adventure. The 220 acre Oak Hill Conservation Reservation has 6 miles of trails and an elevation of 600 feet. Register with Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Past participants say...

"one of the best views in the area, a rocky prominence that makes an awesome picnic spot, plus Tophet Chasm, carved by a glacial waterfall"

Related Link(s):

Freedom's Way National Heritage Area
Hidden Treasures 2017
Oak Hill and Tophet Chasm maps and trail descriptions
AMC Boston Family Outings

Driving Directions


From I-495 (N or S), take Exit 30, and at end of ramp, turn Left (west) onto MA-110/MA-2A/King St. Drive straight (through flashing yellow light) until you come to full traffic light (0.8 miles). At light take a Left (which is still King St), continue across railroad tracks, across intersection, onto Sanderson Road and bear right at the fork which is Oak Hill Road and Oak Hill Reservation (all that in 0.4 miles from the traffic light turn). Park at trail head lot and along roadway.

Oak Hill, Littleton, MA

Activity

Hiking

Offered By

Boston

Status

Open

Difficulty

Easy to Moderate

Audience

Families


Leader





Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, most recently returning from a two week trek in Switzerland.

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