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 email@example.com if uncertain about directions.
2 Wildcat. Parking area on Herrick Rd. near intersection of Ipswich Rd.
* 9 Bradley Palmer State Park. Route 97 into Topsfield, north on Ipswich Rd., cross Route 1, go right at sign and then left into park. Pass by 2 lefts and proceed straight to main parking area (near headquarters).
16 Georgetown Rowley State Forest, part 1. Route 97 in Georgetown to Pingree Farm Rd. which you follow to end.
23 Georgetown Rowley State Forest, part 2. Directions as above.
30 Sharpners Pond. Route 114 in N. Andover to Sharpners Pond Rd. which you follow to end or Brookview in Boxford which becomes Lacy St. in N. Andover and then left on Forest St. to Sharpners Pond Rd. parking lot.
6 Goldsmith Reservation in Andover. Park on south side of Route 28 in lot just north of Route 125 intersection.
*13 Chapman Way. In center of East Boxford on Georgetown Rd. across from church and next to cemetery.
20 N. Andover Town Forest. On Dale St. next to soccer fields.
27 Den Rock Park. Parking lot on Route 114 just south of I-495 intersection on N. Andover/ Lawrence line. If lot closed because of heavy snow park across street in shopping mall.
6 Mass. Audubon. Perkins Row in Topsfield off Route 97.
*13 Village Estates. Main St. East Boxford to Hickory Rd. and look for trail arrow on right.
20 Boxford State Forest. From center of East Boxford go south on Middleton Rd. to second forest access on right.
27 Harold Parker State Forest. Route 125 into Andover, south on Salem St. which you follow to park headquarters.
*Steve will be away these dates
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.