LETS HIKE CRANE POIND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA

Trip dates: Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

We'll hike a section of Crane Pond Wildlife Management Area located in West Newbury and Groveland. Meet at 12:30 PM in front of the gate at the intersection of J.B. Little and Georgetown Roads, which is also the Town-line of Groveland and West Newbury MA. The hike will take us along woodland trails with great views of large areas of extensive wetlands created by beaver activity. Most of these wetlands are interconnected creating a substantial flowage of water that eventually discharges into the Parker River. We'll get the opportunity to enjoy the quiet and solitude of a spring hike along forested trails that meander through this almost 2600-acre wildlife management areas. Get the chance to observe up close how beavers can change the landscape and their environment. Expect to hike about 4.0 miles over woodland terrain. This conservation area is managed by the Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife. Winter conditions may necessitate micro-spikes for icy conditions or snowshoes in case of deep snow. Gaiters are helpful to keep snow from falling into your footwear. From I-95, take exit 56 west onto Scotland Road, then take a right at 0.5 miles onto Indian Hill St. Bare left at 0.5 miles onto Cherry Hill Street and continue onto Bachelor Road for 0.8 miles, where you will take a left onto Middle Street. Continue for 1.4 miles on Middle St, and then take left onto Georgetown Road continuing for about 0.5 miles where the road becomes gated preventing through traffic. Please note that at this gate Georgetown Rd becomes J.B. Little Road. Use 134 Georgetown Rd for the final destination. Leader: Richard Lombard: 978-394-9619 (rllombard2@gmail.com)

Directions:

From I-95, take exit 56 west onto Scotland Road, then take a right at 0.5 miles onto Indian Hill St. Bare left at 0.5 miles onto Cherry Hill Street and continue onto Bachelor Road for 0.8 miles, where you will take a left onto Middle Street. Continue for

Trip details

Activity: 
Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Trip state: 
MA
Leader: 
Richard Lombard rllombard2@gmail.com (978-394-9619)
Coleader: 
Richard lombard
Trip location: 
Groveland/West Newbury MA
Keywords: 
Crane Pond Wildlife Management Area
Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
USA
Trip difficulty: 
easy/moderate about 4 miles over woodland terrain

Audiences

Adults (18+)
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
No

Fees

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Special types

Happenings: 
No
X Happenings: 
No
Volunteer: 
No
Instruction: 
No
First timers: 
Yes
Conservation: 
No
New members: 
Yes
Advance notice: 
No
Special notice: 
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Creation date: 
2020-02-12 10:54:39.0
Last updated: 
2020-02-12 10:54:39.0