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TrailsFest Hike- Upton State Forest Poetry

Date and Time

Saturday, May 15, 2021


Upton, MA,
Massachusetts, Central,


Registration is required for this activity.


Let's meet at the confluence of art and nature! Join Erin Doolittle for a hike where we'll take breaks to read poetry with the theme of "journey" in celebration of TrailsFest 2021. You are not required to bring, or read, a poem, but please do if you feel so moved. If you would like to bring a poem but not read it yourself, one of the trip leaders would be happily to read it. Erin Doolittle is an horticulturist at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, a recreational hiker and a poetry lover. 4 mile loop starting in Upton State Forest, Slow to moderate pace (1.0-1.5 mph) on easy rolling terrain. This hike is part of AMC Worcester Chapter's recognition and celebration of National Trails Day. National Trails Day, the first Saturday in June, recognizes all the incredible benefits federal, state,and local trails provide for recreation and exposure to nature. Our events are intended to help promote awareness of the wide variety of services the trails systems offer. National Trails Day encourages everyone to discover their local trails, become active concerning trail issues, and share their excitement for the outdoors.Use the link below to learn more about National Trails Day. Contact leader if you have any questions or concerns. Hike details will be provided upon registration acceptance. Important reminders: •You need to bring and wear a facemask and hand sanitizer. •We will comply with Governor Baker's order, effective March 22, to wear facemasks during the entire hike even when social distancing is maintained. You may want to bring a spare in case you want to change masks during the hike.

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Related Link(s):

Upton State Forest
American Hiking Society

Click map for driving directions
sunny day hike



Offered By

Worcester (Mass.)


Wait Listed




Adults (18+)