Family Tour of Wachusett Dam and easy hike, Clinton, MA

Trip dates: Sunday, August 20, 2017 12:45 PM to 3:00 PM

Come get a rare glimpse at the Wachusett Dam and reservoir through the eyes of a park ranger. A ranger will open the gates to cross the dam at 12:45 pm and provide a short (20 minute) history of the dam and reservoir. After the presentation, we will spend 20-30 minutes around the dam exploring the fountain, the stairs, and the sweeping hillsides. For those interested, we will then follow a winding access road along the reservoir for a total of three miles. After a short steep section, the trail is very flat and easy walking with spectacular views of the water. Hike limited. Reserve your spot (s). Register with Liz Little, lizklittle@gmail.com or 267-240-2849.

Testimonials

  • A rare opportunity to walk across the dam with a park ranger! Discover a hidden network of beautiful trails around the Wachusett Dam and reservoir area.
Directions:

Meet at Wachusett Dam, 223 - 229 Boylston Street, Clinton, MA near the intersection with Wilson Street. Park at the entrance to the dam or alongside the road on either side.

Trip details

Activity: 
Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Trip state: 
MA
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, most recently returning from a two week trek in Switzerland.

Coleader: 
Liz Little (267-240-2849)
Trip location: 
Wachusett Dam, Clinton, MA
Keywords: 
Wachusett Dam, Clinton, MA Families, AMC fun walk family outings park ranger
Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
USA
Trip difficulty: 
Easy

Audiences

Families

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes
Registrar: 
Liz Little (267-240-2849)

Fees

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Special types

First timers: 
Yes
New members: 
Yes
Creation date: 
2017-07-22 14:36:40.0
Last updated: 
2017-07-31 12:25:50.76