Hike Schedule - 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.

June

    22   Chapman Way trail - Park on Georgetown Road across from First Congregational Church.

    29   Coolidge 100 Acre Woods -Maddock Woods/Dorman Woods/Library Trail. Park in former library parking lot across from Wayne’s Community Store.

July

    6   Harlan P. Kelsey Arboretum - Kelsey Road. Park in Arboretum parking lot or on Hemlock Road.

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

   20  Lord Property Trails - The Lane to Fish Brook/Christmas Tree Lot/Fish Brook Trail. Park to right of the “Lane” near the kiosk on Main St across from 85 Main Street.

   29  Rail Trail Walk at Kelsey Arboretum - Parking same as for Arboretum.

August

    3   Witch Hollow Farm Conservation Area – Corner of Ipswich & Main St. Park at gate on Main St.

 

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.

 

Steve Davis' Tuesday morning hikes will resume the day after Labor Day.