Family Hike to Oak Hill Reservation & Tophet Chasm, Littleton, MA

Trip dates: Sunday, May 21, 2017
12:45 PM to 4:00 PM

Join us to explore Oak Hill and Tophet Chasm, formed by glaciers with 80' high walls. We'll hike forested trails; stagecoach roads carved by iron clad carriage wheels; Cold War Era Air Force radio signal tower remains; and sweeping views with a SW vista of Boston Sky Scrapers.

This is an easy to moderate 4 mile hike and is in partnership with Littleton Conservation Trust (LCT). We are honored Don MacIver, President Littleton Conservation Trust, will lead this hike. We'll meet at 12:45 pm and expect the hike will end around 4 pm. This hike is also part of the Freedom's Way National Heritage Area (FWNHA) Hidden Treasures event (see link below for more information)..

Prepare for the weather, wear sturdy shoes/boots, and bring water, snacks, hat, perhaps bug spray, and a spirit of adventure. The 220 acre Oak Hill Conservation Reservation has 6 miles of trails and an elevation of 600 feet.

Register with Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Testimonials

  • "one of the best views in the area, a rocky prominence that makes an awesome picnic spot, plus Tophet Chasm, carved by a glacial waterfall"
Directions:

From I-495 (N or S), take Exit 30, and at end of ramp, turn Left (west) onto MA-110/MA-2A/King St. Drive straight (through flashing yellow light) until you come to full traffic light (0.8 miles). At light take a Left (which is still King St), continue acr

Trip details

Activity: 
Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Central
Trip state: 
MA
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, most recently returning from a two week trek in Switzerland.

Greta Disch greta@whiteblazes.com (508-934-9424)
Coleader: 
Donald MacIver, Littleton Conservation Trust maciver01460@gmail.com
Ashley Brown ashleybrown415@gmail.com (901-871-6674)
Trip location: 
Oak Hill Reservation - Tophet Chasm, Littleton, MA
Keywords: 
AMC Families hike littleton, ma tophet chasm oak hill fun
Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
USA
Trip difficulty: 
Easy to Moderate

Audiences

Families

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes
Registrar: 
Ashley Brown ashleybrown415@gmail.com (901-871-6674)

Fees

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First timers: 
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New members: 
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Creation date: 
2017-02-25 16:40:02.0
Last updated: 
2017-03-19 16:58:23.037