Easy Family Hike to Williams Land - Newtown Hill, Littleton, MA

Trip dates: Saturday, May 6, 2017 9:45 AM to 12:45 PM

The Williams Land and Newtown Hill area, great for wildlife viewing, is former farmland now forested with interconnected trails. Newtown Hill is a Littleton town highpoint with water tower and eastward views over Fort Pond and the tops of Boston sky scrappers.

This easy walk is 3 miles and is in partnership with Littleton Conservation Trust (LCT). We will meet at 9:45 am and expect to end around 1 pm. We are honored Don MacIver, President Littleton Conservation Trust, will lead this hike. The hike is also part of the Freedom's Way National Heritage Area (FWNHA) Hidden Treasures event (see link below for more information).

We will view current stables, abandoned farm equipment and stone walls, rolling hay fields, wildlife habitat including duck and bat boxes, ant hills, and a birding viewing area with bench and platform. Additionally we will see several large glacial rocks scattered about. The 150 acre interconnected Williams Land and Newtown Hill share a wildlife pond - Doleful Pond.

Prepare for the weather, wear sturdy shoes/boots, and bring water, snacks, hat, perhaps bug spray, and a spirit of adventure. AMC Leader Dave Beck; Assistant Leader and Registrar: Greta Disch, greta@whiteblazes.com, 508-934-9424.

Directions:

From I-495, take MA-2 East to Exit 41/ Central St. (2.3 miles) Drive North toward Littleton and continue onto Newtown Road ( 0.2 miles) Take 2nd Left onto Coughlin Road and travel to end (0.2miles) Take sharp Left onto Boxborough Road until arrive at trai

Trip details

Activity: 
Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Central
Trip state: 
MA
Leader: 
David Beck davidbeckrph@comcast.net (508-361-0508)
Coleader: 
Donald MacIver, President Littleton Conservation Maciver01460@gmail.com
Greta Disch greta@whiteblazes.com (508-934-9424)
Trip location: 
31 Boxborough Road, Littleton, MA
Keywords: 
Williams land, AMC Boston Family Outings, fun, hike, farm, glacial rocks, newtown hill
Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
USA
Trip difficulty: 
Easy

Audiences

Families

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes
Registrar: 
Greta Disch greta@whiteblazes.com (508-934-9424)

Fees

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Special types

First timers: 
Yes
New members: 
Yes
Creation date: 
2017-02-25 16:49:53.0
Last updated: 
2017-03-20 22:36:38.237