Family Walk to The Salem Witches Caves, Ashland, MA

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Trip dates: Sunday, October 20, 2019 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Join Boston Family Outings and Outdoors RX from 1-2:30 PM to visit the caves where Sarah Clayes and others escaped prosecution as Salem witches. This short relatively gentle 1.5 mile walk is on what was the plantation of former governor Thomas Danforth. Sarah Clayes was one of the five women who lived in one of these caves for the winter of 1692, until the hysteria over witches passed. The accused and their families were a significant portion of the initial population of Framingham. Bring your witches broom along with sun screen and please wear sturdy shoes. Walk cancels for rain. Show and go -- registration not required. Questions contact Chris Stix 781-894-2924, stixc2001@yahoo.com.

Testimonials

  • "If I lived there I would spend every day hanging out at the Witch Caves!"
Directions:

From Route 9 in Natick or Framingham, take Route 9 West to a left turn on Temple Street (you will need to make the left from the right hand lane). Go 0.2 miles and turn right on Salem End Road. Go 0.8 miles. Take a left on Badger for 0.8 miles. Continue o

Trip details

Activity: 
Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Trip state: 
MA
Leader: 
Christopher Stix stixc2001@yahoo.com (781-894-2924; before 8 PM)

Chris has an environmental studies degree from the University of Wisconsin. He leads Outdoorsrx trips for families in the Western suburbs of Boston. He also leads nature awareness trips, called Appreciating Nature. In 2014, Chris offered trained volunteer and crew naturalists in how to run nature awareness programs for families. He loves to hike and bike.

Trip location: 
161 Winter Street, Ashland, MA
Keywords: 
AMC boston Family Outings, witches caves, fun, kids, halloween
Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
USA
Trip difficulty: 
Easy

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Families

Registration

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First timers: 
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Creation date: 
2019-09-29 09:09:22.0
Last updated: 
2019-10-01 15:25:10.18