On a Saturday morning in May at the Blake Town Forest in Gill



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Fall 2021

September 4 (Saturday), 9:00 a.m. - Meet at the RR crossing on Parker Ave. across from the Center Cemetery.

September 11 (Saturday) - Jeffrey S. Ames Accessible Nature Trail (at Alderbrook Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary -- we will meet at the parking lot off Route 63). Results

September 18 (Saturday) - Bennett Meadow. Bennett Meadow is on the south side of Route 10

in Northfield just west of the Connecticut river. Meet in the parking lot.


Spring 2021

April 10 - Mill Brook area. Results

April 24 Pauchaug Meadow. Results

May 1 - Meet where River Road (Pine Meadow Rd) goes from pavement to dirt near King Phillip’s Rock south of the picnic area and about a half mile north of French King Bridge (Rt 2). Results

May 8 - Hinsdale - Corner of Rt 119 & Prospect Street Parking Lot. Just north of the High School on your left if approaching from the south, down the hill, left hand turn. Results

May 15 - The Blake Town Forest on Hoe Shop Rd., Gill, MA. Check Google maps.

Directions: From the East ( e.g. Northfield) Follow Rt 10 to Merrifield Rd (just before the Dollar General. Turn left onto Merrifield Rd till it comes to a T. Turn Right and pretty quickly just before the bridge of the Fall River turn Left onto Hoe Shop Rd - follow for 1/4 mile. On your left there is a parking lot and bulletin board. From the west follow Rt 10 to Merrifield, etc. From the south from Rt 2, Take West Gill Road to Hoe shop Rd. (just beyond the now defunct Oak Ridge Golf course. Go left onto Hoe Shop Rd, follow it a 1/4 Mile and parking lot is on the right. Results

May 22 - Warwick State Park. Parking on Winchester Rd (Rt 78), Warwick. Meet at Ohlson Field, Mt. Grace State Forest. This is about a half a mile North northeast of the Center of Warwick on Winchester Road (Rt 78). Note - Democracy is alive and well in our club: six members convened here and then decided to move the walk a few miles east to the site of the former Warwick Prison Camp and Richards Reservoir. Results

May 29 - Campus of Thomas Aquinas College: Meet at the Gymnasium. Directions: From Main street turn right on Moody St. (second rd after Dr. Mike's garage). At the top of the hill where there is a stop sign turn left onto Winchester Road. You will see a large brick Auditorium on your left. Just after the Auditorium, turn left onto campus. Follow this road, staying to the right, to the Gymnasium. Nick plans to be at the Gym about 10 minutes of 8 and will direct you to parking. SORRY: RAINED OUT. Postponed to next week.

June 5 - 7:30 a.m. (note time change), Campus of Thomas Aquinas College: Meet at the Gymnasium. See directions for May 29. Results

June 12 - 7:30 a.m. Bennett Meadow, Northfield. Bennett Meadow is on the south side of Route 10 in Northfield just west of the river. Meet in the parking lot. Results

June 19 - 8:00 a.m. - First Light picnic area on the Connecticut River. From downtown Northfield, drive 6.4 miles south on Millers Falls Road/ Rt. 63, then turn right at the "Riverview Picnic Area" sign across the road from the entrance to "Northfield Mountain." Results

Note: This is a suggested list. Nick is open to changes (see email address below).

IMPORTANT: The following pandemic restrictions will apply. They may change depending on what we hear from the CDC and other expert sources:

  • Participants must have been fully vaccinated.

  • Social distancing must be observed.

  • Additional restrictions may apply (please check back).