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2019 Fall Gathering Hike short Hike from Camp Burgess to Maple Swamp Conservation Area

Date and Time

Friday, October 18, 2019, 2:15PM - 4:30PM

Location

Sandwich, MA,
Massachusetts, Cape Cod,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

This activity is part of the 2019 AMC Fall Gathering and is open to registered participants of that event-if you wish to participate in this activity, please register for the Fall Gathering at www.outdoors.org/fallgathering. This 4 mile, 2 hour hike leaves right from Camp Burgess on foot. After heading out through the Burgess farm, the initial section is on a wooded path and through a rural neighborhood. Then we head into a Town of Sandwich Conservation Area, Maple Swamp. This area was used as wood lots by the early settlers of Sandwich who had their farms along the ocean shore line. You will be surprised that oxen could pull wood carts along some of the cart paths that we will hike. We will be on both cart paths and narrow rutted trails with several moderate hills. Hiking poles are highly recommended in addition to sturdy hiking shoes and water. This hike is a loop with no easy bail-out. We will finish on a wooded path back to Camp Burgess. This activity is part of the 2019 AMC Fall Gathering and is open to registered participants of that event-if you wish to participate in this activity, please register for the Fall Gathering at http: www.outdoors.org/fallgathering.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Related Link(s):

AMC Fall Gathering Website

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Activity

Hiking

Offered By

Southeastern Massachusetts

Status

Open

Difficulty

Moderate cartways and wooded trails, some pavement

Audience

Adults (18+)


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