Trail Updates

 

Palmer Woods Loop and The Lane

Several good sized trees and a couple smaller ones were felled by recent storm and are across the paths.

 

High water around Crooked Pond due to beaver activity, Map 17a, Boxford Trail Guide

Entering from Middleton Rd/ gate: Marker #17 and BCT are accessible, further along (#16, 15, 14) are not.

 

If one takes the first left to circle around to left side of Crooked Pond, once trail nears pond, trail is flooded – possible to reroute to higher ground/ slightly inland around this spot.  At next intersection, trail to Wunnegen and 11W is accessible, but trail following pond shore is mostly underwater and impassable.

 

Bay Circuit Trail – Campground Rd to Boren Lane, Map 3, Boxford Trail Guide

Use caution on Lowe Pond crossing due to beaver activity. Due to high water, it is currently unsafe to cross Lowe Pond.  Directional signs have been placed to re-route around Lowe Pond.

  • From B to B rail trail, remain on BtoB rail-trail, south east, to Pond St., .3 mi, turn right.  At Ipswich Rd. & Pond St. intersection, bear left continuing on Pond St to Depot Rd., .4 mi, bearing right around sweeping turn, follow Depot Rd. to Boren Lane, .2 mi, turn right to Chapman Ln., .2 mi, turn left onto BCT Chapman Ln.
  • From Boren Ln, remain on Boren Lane to Depot Rd., .2 mi, turn left to sweeping turn onto Pond St., .2 mi, to Ipswich Rd. & Pond St. intersection, .4 mi, bear right on Pond St. to BtoB rail-trail, turn left following rail-trail to Kelsey Rd. BCT.

The Wildcat beaver dam is now solidly built and walkable. It has been packed with mud and sticks. Enjoy the crossing!