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LET'S HIKE WUNNEGAN CONSERVATION AREA

Date and Time

Saturday, June 25, 2022, 11:00AM - 3:00PM

Location

Boxford MA,
Massachusetts, Boston Area,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

The hike will begin at the Wunnegan Conservation Area Trailhead about 53 Crooked Pond Road (Boxford MA) at 11:00 AM. We'll hike about 5-6 miles along a section of the Bay Circuit Trail and other connecting trails that meander through this extensive protected area, exploring its unique ecology, wildlife and visit a past settlement, including, the graveyard of the former inhabitants that lived here during the 1700s and 1800s. The family patriarch fought in the Revolutionary War. Our hike will take us through Wunnegan Conservation Area, Boxford State Forest and a portion of Bald Hill Conservation Area. Birds will still be at the height of their nesting season adding to the soundscape of the forest. Remember to bring about 2 liters of water and lunch/snacks, as well as, insect repellent in case the bugs are out and biting. An insect head net might be useful at times as well. Directions: From Rte. 95N take exit 72. At the end of ramp turn left onto Endicott Rd. In 0.3 miles turn right onto Middleton Rd. In 1.3 miles turn left onto Moonpenny Drive. In 0.2 miles turn right onto Crooked Pond Rd. The trailhead will be in 0.4 miles on the right.

AMC Trip Policy

COVID 19 Information: As of December 1, 2021 AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.

Cost

Free

Related Link(s):

Wunnegan Conservation Area
Boxford State Forest
Bald Hill Conservation Area
Bay Circuit Trail

Driving Directions

Click map for driving directions

Directions: From Rte. 95N take exit 72. At the end of ramp turn left onto Endicott Rd. In 0.3 miles turn right onto Middleton Rd. In 1.3 miles turn left onto Moonpenny Drive. In 0.2 miles turn right onto Crooked Pond Rd. The trailhead will be in 0.4 miles on the right.

Russell Graveyard in Boxford State Forest

Activities

Conservation
Hiking

Offered By

Boston

Status

Open

Difficulty

Moderate / 5-6 miles over forest terrain

Audience

Adults (18+)


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