Tuesdays: Hike leader Steve Davis
Meet at trailhead at 9:15 AM, call a friend to carpool Hikes last 1.5 to 2 hours. Heavy rain 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 978-352-2250 or firstname.lastname@example.org if uncertain about directions.
3 Boxford State Forest. From center of East Boxford go south on Middleton Rd. to first forest access on right.
*10 Lord property, AKA Palmer Woods. Main St. in East Boxford opposite big yellow house and next to fenced-in field where Galloway cattle sometimes graze.
17 Sharpners Pond. Route 114, N. Andover to Sharpners Pond Rd. Go to dead end or Lawrence Rd. Boxford onto Brookview which becomes Lacy St. in N. Andover, then left on Forest St. to end.
24 Maudsley State Park, Interstate 95 north to Rt. 113, turn left and then 4th right on Gypsy/Hoyt Lane to end and parking lot.
1 Harold Parker State Forest, Route 125 into Andover, left at State Police station and then go to second parking lot (not the little one).
*8 Phillips Andover Bird Sanctuary, turn off Route 28 at Andover Inn and go to end of street
15 Georgetown-Rowley State Forest, Route 97 in Georgetown, turn onto Pingree Farm Rd. and go to end.
22 Georgetown Rowley State Forest, as above.
29 Anvil Farm, go west on Main St. in West Boxford and park at junction of Silver Mine Rd.
5 Shaven Crown Hill, park at arrow on west side of Highland Rd. which is off Ipswich Rd. in West Boxford.
*12 Potters Farm, same directions as Anvil Farm (May 29).
19 Skug River trail, Route 125 to Salem St., Andover, go south on Salem St. to parking lot on right (Bay Circuit Trail).
Next hike day after labor day.
*Steve will be away these dates
* 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.
*Pack out what you carry in.
*Check yourself for ticks after walks.