LET'S HIKE CLEVELAND FARM STATE FOREST/ IPSWICH MA

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Trip dates: Saturday, April 3, 2021 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

We'll hike 4-5 miles in Cleveland Farm State Forest including a section of the Bay Circuit Trail and other woodland trails that meander along eskers that are reminders of the last glacier that covered New England. Experience a relatively deep forest populated with oak, hickory, beech, hemlock and white pine. We'll pass ponds created by the expanding beaver population. Occasionally, we may moderate our pace to enjoy the natural world of this splendid forest. Spring peepers and wood frogs should be singing from nearby wetlands. If that's not enough to pique your interest, how about the chance to stand in 3 towns simultaneously? We will begin the hike on the east-side of the forest near Hood Pond, Ipswich, MA.

Directions:

From I-95, take exit 53A and follow Rte. 97 about 1.0 mile; then take left onto Linebrook Road continuing about 0.7 miles to a pull-off area that is across from a CFSF gate. Be aware that when you first turn onto Linebrook Rd from Rte.97, you'll be in T

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: 
1-59 Boxford Rd, Ipswich MA
Keywords: 
Cleveland Farm State Forest, Willowdale State Forest, Bay Circuit Trail
Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
USA
Trip difficulty: 
Moderate - about 4-5 Miles on Woodland Terrain

Audiences

Adults (18+)
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes

Fees

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$0.00
$0.00
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$0.00

Special types

Happenings: 
No
X Happenings: 
No
Volunteer: 
No
Instruction: 
No
First timers: 
Yes
Conservation: 
Yes
New members: 
Yes
Advance notice: 
No
Special notice: 
No
Creation date: 
2021-03-30 19:51:08.0
Last updated: 
2021-03-31 11:13:57.88