Family Cook Conservation Area Guided Tour, Lancaster, MA (BHP Level 1 & 2 Hike)

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Trip dates: Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Join Lancaster Recreation Committee and AMC Boston Family Outings Past Chair, Jeanne Blauner, for a guided tour of Cook Conservation area starting at 9 am. Discover our local history through stories of days gone by. Imagine 1642. The Nashaway Algonquin Indians invite you to settle here along the Nashua …... Options for shorter (~ 1 hr) or longer walk (~ 3 - 3.5 hrs) of your choice. The longer walk is a relatively easy 5.5 mile hike much of which is along the Nashua River. Dress for the weather and bring a rain jacket, water, and snacks and/or lunch.

This hike is part of the AMC Family Beginner Hiking Program (BHP). You do not have to be part of BHP to register for this hike, but it is a fun program and you might want to consider joining. To find out more about BHP, please cut and paste this link into your browser: To register for this hike please click on the "Register Now" button or copy and paste this link into your browser:

Questions contact AMC Leader Jeanne Blauner,, 978-202-5606 OR Lancaster Recreation Committee Member Stephen Hutchinson at OR Lancaster Recreation Director Andrea Kiuru-Shepard at, 978-549-3514.


  • "Beautiful hike along the river and fascinating history!"

Meet on Rte 70 in Lancaster 1.6 miles north of Rte 117 on the left or 1.6 miles south of Rte 2 on the right (parking on the west side of Rte 70 in small parking area).

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Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
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Jeanne Blauner (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC, among others. Jeanne is Past Chair AMC Boston Family Outings and a YOP (Youth Opportunities Program) trained leader with Advanced Wilderness First Aid Training. Jeanne leads hiiking, backpacking, XC Ski, snowshoe, and canoe trips, among others. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland, Peru (Machu Picchu), and Morocco and has trips coming up to New Zealand and Fiji/Tonga.

Stephen Hutchinson
Andrea Kiuru-Shepard (978-549-3514)
Trip location: 
Lancaster Cook Conservation Area, Lancaster, MA
Family Cook Conservation Area Guided Tour, Lancaster, MA (BHP Level 1 & 2 Hike) Lancaster Recreation Committee
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Trip difficulty: 
Easy to Moderate




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2019-04-05 07:21:50.0
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2019-04-08 12:03:37.113