Hike Schedule - Tuesday and Thursday Hikes

Tuesdays: Hike leader Steve Davis

Meet at trailhead at 9:15 AM, call a friend to carpool Hikes last 1.5 to 2 hours. If snow is on the ground bring cross country skis or snow shoes. Heavy rain or snow cancels. Bring water or snacks if desired and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Call BTA/BOLT office at 978-887-7031 for questions. Contact Steve at  at 978-352-2250 or sadmd1@verizon.net if uncertain about directions.

 

September

     19  Sharpner’s Pond parking lot. Rt. 114 in N. Andover to Sharpner’s Pond Rd. and go to end or Lawrence Rd.(Boxford) onto Brookview Rd. which becomes Lacey St., left on Forest St. and go to dead end.

     26  Sharpner's Pond part 2. See above directions.

 

October

       3  Lockwood trail. Park in lot on Middleton Rd. by steel gate.

    *10  Winding Oaks trail. Main St., Boxford to Towne Rd.  to Winding Oaks Way (#30).

     17  Anvil Farm via power lines. Park at junction of Main St., West Boxford and Silvermine Rd.

     24  Wunnegen Part 1.  Parking lot on Crooked Pond Rd. which is off Moonpenny Drive, off Middleton Rd. in Boxford.

     31  Wunnegen part 2.

 

November

      7   Wunnegen part 3

  *14    Palmer Woods (Lord property). Main St. in East Boxford across from big yellow house and next to fenced-in field for occasional visits by belted Galloway cows.

   *21   Coolidge trail. Topsfield Rd., East Boxford to Cahoon Rd., then turn right toward boy scout park and park there.

    27    Mazurenko Conservation area. Route 133, West Boxford toward N. Andover, turn right opposite Brooks School onto Bradford St. and park in lot on left.

 

December

      5   Harold Parker State Forest. Route 125 into Andover, south at police station on Harold Parker Rd. and park at first large lot on left.

   *12   Rail Trail, Topsfield. Park across Main St. from post office in Topsfield Center on paved lot on the trail, with St. Rose of Lima Church beside it.

    19   Ward Reservation. Rt 125 in Andover, turn south on Prospect St., go to end.

    27   no hike

 

Thursdays: Around Town Walks for Seniors

Nancy Merrill will lead weekly Thursday morning  walks on some of our easier trails in Boxford. These 30 to 45 minute walks will begin at

10 a.m. Nancy can be reached at 978-887- 2194 or at BTA/BOLT office 978-887-7031 Thursday start time at 10 a.m.

 

September

       7   Cargill Field, Middleton Rd & Main St. Park in small lot off Middleton Rd to right of entrance road,  0.1 mile from Main St.

     14   Rail Trail walk to Camp Denison.  Park in Boxford business center on Georgetown Rd. ( Do not park in front of restaurant.)

     21   Chapman Way Trail - Park on Georgetown Road across from First Cong. Church.

     28   Coolidge 100 Acre Woods -Maddock Woods/Dorman Woods/Library Trail (Boxford Village Trail.) Park in former library parking lot across from Wayne's Community Store.

 

October

      5    Boxford Common,  newly opened. Meet at COA parking lot, 4 Middleton Rd.

    12   Lockwood/Moore Lands. Park off Middleton Rd. at Bald Hill Reservation parking lot. (1.2 miles from Main Street).

    19   Lord Property Trails. Main Street, across from #85 mail box. Trails: trails are The Lane to Fish Brook, Christmas Tree Lot & Fish Brook Trail. Park on right of The Lane near kiosk.  Do not block entrance.

    26   Rail Trail walk at Kelsey Arboretum. Parking same as for arboretum.

 

WALKING TIPS: * Follow “buddy system” when walking off-road trails.

* Carry water and snacks in case walk is longer than planned.

* Avoid seasonably “soft” trails to prevent trail erosion.

*Walking stick recommended for balance, less fatigue afterwards.

* Wear appropriate footwear.                *Stay on marked/designated trails.

*Walk facing on-coming traffic.           *Pack out what you carry in.

*Please use designated parking areas.   *Check yourself for ticks after walks.