2018 Trail Running Festival
Oct
21
8:00 AM08:00

2018 Trail Running Festival

BTA/BOLT will host its second Trail Running Festival on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at 665 Main Street in West Boxford. Festivities will include a fun morning of races, music, cookout, awards ceremony, free raffle and Ipswich Ale’s “Tapmobile”. 

For detailed information about the Running Festival, click on menu bar above, then EVENTS and select Trail Running Festival

Registration is now open online with the North Shore Timing Company.  Online registration ends October 18, 2018. Registration fees increase $5 on August 1. 

Race day registration: 8:00 am - 9:30 am at race site. Pre-registration packet pickup: Oct. 20, New England Running Company, 43 Enon Street, Beverly, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Race day packet pick-up: 8:00 am - 9:30 am at race site.

  • Distances: 1K Kids Fun Run (children participating in the 1K Fun Run will be limited to this event), 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run and 20K run. (The 20K run is part of the 2018 North Shore Endurance Trail Series hosted by New England Running Company and Salomon.)

  • Cookout, awards ceremony, DJ music by Dance Music Express, free raffle

  • Ipswich Ale's "Tapmobile" beer will be $5 and root beer will be $2.

  • Long sleeve race shirts guaranteed to first 100 entrants before October 1.

  • Timing and results: chip timing for the 5K, 10K, and 20K runs by North Shore Timing Company. Results will be posted at the race and on line.

  • Portable toilets on site

  • Although we are dog lovers, NO DOGS will be allowed on the premises.

  • Parking: there will be several parking areas on Lake Shore Rd. and on Main St., directed by parking attendants. Car pooling is appreciated.

  • Pictures: there will be a photographer on course and at the finish line. A link to photos will be posted on line.

  • Volunteer opportunities: if you would like to help out, please contact Priscilla Welch at 978-808-5054 or pwelch@danforthcarey.com

For additional questions contact Priscilla @ pwelch@danforthcarey.com

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Oct
23
9:15 AM09:15

Tuesday Morning Hike's with Steve - WUNNEGEN PART 2

Wunnegen part 2. Parking lot on Crooked Pond Rd. which is off Moon Penny Drive, which is off Middleton Rd. in Boxford.

Meet at the 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 the walk. Bring water or snacks if desired and wear comfortable hiking shoes.

Call the BTA/BOLT office at 978-887-7031 for questions.

Call Steve Davis at 978-352-2250 if uncertain about directions or email him at sadmd1@verizon.net

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GREAT PUMPKIN HUNT!
Oct
28
10:30 AM10:30

GREAT PUMPKIN HUNT!

Get in the spirit of Halloween.....Join us for a fun-filled morning at BTA/BOLT's

Great Pumpkin Hunt!

 Cargill Field, Boxford MA 01921 (corner of Main street and Middleton Road)

Activities at 10:30 am, Hunt starts at 11 am

Cider doughnuts, hayrides and refreshments!

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Oct
30
9:15 AM09:15

Tuesday Morning Hike's with Steve - WUNNEGEN PART 3

Wunnegen part 3. Parking lot on Crooked Pond Rd. which is off Moon Penny Drive, which is off Middleton Rd. in Boxford.

Meet at the 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 the walk. Bring water or snacks if desired and wear comfortable hiking shoes.

Call the BTA/BOLT office at 978-887-7031 for questions.

Call Steve Davis at 978-352-2250 if uncertain about directions or email him at sadmd1@verizon.net

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Nov
6
9:15 AM09:15

Tuesday Morning Hike's with Steve - BOXFORD COMMON

Boxford Common. Enter Captain Cashin Way off Middleton Rd. just beyond the East Village fire station and proceed past 2 playing fields to the second parking lot.

Meet at the 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 the walk. Bring water or snacks if desired and wear comfortable hiking shoes.

Call the BTA/BOLT office at 978-887-7031 for questions.

Call Steve Davis at 978-352-2250 if uncertain about directions or email him at sadmd1@verizon.net

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Nov
13
9:15 AM09:15

Tuesday Morning Hike's with Steve - RAIL TRAIL TOPSFIELD

Rail Trail Topsfield. Park across from post office in Topsfield Center on paved lot on trail with Rose of Lima church beside it. *

Meet at the 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 the walk. Bring water or snacks if desired and wear comfortable hiking shoes.

Call the BTA/BOLT office at 978-887-7031 for questions.

Call Steve Davis at 978-352-2250 if uncertain about directions or email him at sadmd1@verizon.net

*Steve will be away

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Nov
20
9:15 AM09:15

Tuesday Morning Hike's with Steve - COOLIDGE TRAIL

Coolidge trail. Topsfield Rd. in East Boxford to Cahoon Rd. Turn right and immediately park.

Meet at the 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 the walk. Bring water or snacks if desired and wear comfortable hiking shoes.

Call the BTA/BOLT office at 978-887-7031 for questions.

Call Steve Davis at 978-352-2250 if uncertain about directions or email him at sadmd1@verizon.net

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Nov
27
9:15 AM09:15

Tuesday Morning Hike's with Steve - HAROLD PARKER STATE FOREST

Harold Parker State forest. Route 125 into Andover, south at the police station on Harold Parker Rd. and park at first large lot on left (skip the small one).

Meet at the 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 the walk. Bring water or snacks if desired and wear comfortable hiking shoes.

Call the BTA/BOLT office at 978-887-7031 for questions.

Call Steve Davis at 978-352-2250 if uncertain about directions or email him at sadmd1@verizon.net

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Dec
4
9:15 AM09:15

Tuesday Morning Hike's with Steve - WARD RESERVATION

Ward Reservation. Route 125 into Andover, turn south on Prospect St., go to end.

Meet at the 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 the walk. Bring water or snacks if desired and wear comfortable hiking shoes.

Call the BTA/BOLT office at 978-887-7031 for questions.

Call Steve Davis at 978-352-2250 if uncertain about directions or email him at sadmd1@verizon.net

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Dec
11
9:15 AM09:15

Tuesday Morning Hike's with Steve - MAZURENKO CONSERVATION AREA

Mazurenko conservation area. Route 133 west Boxford into N. Andover, turn right opposite Brooks School onto Bradford St. and park in lot on left. *

Meet at the 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 the walk. Bring water or snacks if desired and wear comfortable hiking shoes.

Call the BTA/BOLT office at 978-887-7031 for questions.

Call Steve Davis at 978-352-2250 if uncertain about directions or email him at sadmd1@verizon.net

*Steve will be away

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Dec
18
9:15 AM09:15

Tuesday Morning Hike's with Steve - BERRY PATCH

Berry Patch trail. Main Street in East Boxford onto Berry Patch Lane-go to end.

Meet at the 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 the walk. Bring water or snacks if desired and wear comfortable hiking shoes.

Call the BTA/BOLT office at 978-887-7031 for questions.

Call Steve Davis at 978-352-2250 if uncertain about directions or email him at sadmd1@verizon.net

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Oct
9
9:15 AM09:15

Tuesday Morning Hike's with Steve - WINDING OAKS TRAIL

Winding Oaks trail. Main St. Boxford to Towne Rd. to winding Oaks Way- #30. *

Meet at the 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 the walk. Bring water or snacks if desired and wear comfortable hiking shoes.

Call the BTA/BOLT office at 978-887-7031 for questions.

Call Steve Davis at 978-352-2250 if uncertain about directions or email him at sadmd1@verizon.net

*Steve will be away

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Oct
2
9:15 AM09:15

Tuesday Morning Hike's with Steve - SHARPNER'S POND Part 2

Sharpner’s Pond part 2. Route 114 in North Andover to Sharpners Pond Rd. and go east to dead end OR Lawrence Rd. Boxford onto Brookview which becomes Lacey St. Then left on Forest St.to the end.  . 

Meet at the 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 the walk. Bring water or snacks if desired and wear comfortable hiking shoes.

Call the BTA/BOLT office at 978-887-7031 for questions.

Call Steve Davis at 978-352-2250 if uncertain about directions or email him at sadmd1@verizon.net

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Sep
25
9:15 AM09:15

Tuesday Morning Hike's with Steve - SHARPNER'S POND Part 1

Sharpner’s Pond part 1. Route 114 in North Andover to Sharpners Pond Rd. and go east to dead end OR Lawrence Rd. Boxford onto Brookview which becomes Lacey St. Then left on Forest St.to the end.  . 

Meet at the 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 the walk. Bring water or snacks if desired and wear comfortable hiking shoes.

Call the BTA/BOLT office at 978-887-7031 for questions.

Call Steve Davis at 978-352-2250 if uncertain about directions or email him at sadmd1@verizon.net

Steve’s condensed version is below if you would prefer not to scroll the site’s calendar.

TUESDAY HIKES: leader Steve Davis at 978-352-2250 or sadmd1@verizon.net

 Sept *4 High Ridge Rd. trail. Look for trail sign on right shortly after you come in from Main St. in east Boxford.

       * 11 Lockwood trail. Across from parking lot and steel gate on Middleton Rd.

          18 Groveland Conservation area. Washington St. past Ingaldsby Farm into Groveland and then right on Uptack Rd. Park on left.

         25. Sharpner’s Pond part 1. Route 114 in North Andover to Sharpners Pond Rd. and go east to dead end OR Lawrence Rd. Boxford onto Brookview which becomes Lacey St. Then left on Forest St.to the end.  . 

Oct.2. Sharpner’s Pond. part 2

     * 9. Winding Oaks trail. Main St. Boxford to Towne Rd. to winding Oaks Way- #30.

     16. Wunnegen part 1. Parking lot on Crooked Pond Rd. which is off Moon Penny Drive which is off Middleton Rd. in Boxford.

     23. Wunnegen part 2.

    30. Wunnegen part 3.

 Nov.6. Boxford Commons. Enter Captain Cashin Way off Middleton Rd. just beyond the east fire station and proceed past 2 playing fields to the second parking lo

     *13. Rail Trail Topsfield. Park across from post office in Topsfield Center on paved lot on trail with Rose of Lima church beside it.

      20. Coolidge trail. Topsfield Rd. east Boxford to Cahoon Rd.then turn right and immediately park.

      27. Harold Parker State forest. Route 125 into Andover, south at police station on Harold Parker Rd. and park at first large lot on left (skip the small one).

 Dec. 4. Ward Reservation. Route 125 into Andover, turn south on Prospect St., go to end.

       *11. Mazurenko conservation area. Route 133 west Boxford into N. Andover, turn right opposite Brooks School onto Bradford St. and park in lot on left.

        18. Berry Patch trail. Main St. east Boxford onto Berry Patch Lane-go to end,

        25. no hike

 Jan.1-no hike

*Steve will be away these dates

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Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Boxford's Apple Festival

Come to Boxford's Apple Festival to enjoy local crafts and food, games and booths and check out BTA/BOLT's booth where you can purchase your new Trail Guide, Maps, books, meet members and check out our news and information while eating the best apple pie and Benson's ice cream!

Rain Date - September 16th

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Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Help Needed for Lowe's Pond NEW bridge!

BTA-BOLT, Inc. is building a new bridge spanning Lowes Pond in Boxford.

This is a long-needed upgrade on the Bay Circuit Trail between Georgetown-Rowley State Forest, Boxford Village, and Boxford State Forest. 

Volunteer help is needed beginning on Saturday September 15, 10:00 AM, to move lumber and to help set the posts. Much of the work will be in water (Lowe Pond) so bring waders or a change in footwear/clothes.  We will have a couple of waders available for volunteers. Meeting location is at the end of Chapman Way, Boxford, in the vicinity of 3 Chapman Way.

Volunteers will be needed later in the project as well. For more info or to express interest, contact project coordinator Rich Tomczyk, aw1718@verizon.net

Thank you for your help!

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