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.

 

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

 

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.