LETS HIKE CLEVELAND FARM STATE FOREST, TOPSFIELD MA

Trip dates: Sunday, January 6, 2019 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

We'll hike 4-5 miles along a section of the Bay Circuit Trail following 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. 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, Topsfield, MA. Winter conditions may necessitate the need of micro-spikes or snowshoes. Gaitors can be helpful to keep snow from falling into your footwear.

Directions:

From I-95 North take exit 53A and follow Rte. 97 about 1.0 mile; then take a left onto Linebrook Road continuing about 0.7 miles to a pull-off area that is across from a CFSF gate.

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: 
Topsfield MA
Keywords: 
Cleveland Farm State Forest, Bay Circuit Trail
Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
USA
Trip difficulty: 
Moderate - 4-5 miles along woodland terrain

Audiences

Adults (18+)
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
No

Fees

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$0.00

Special types

Happenings: 
No
X Happenings: 
No
Volunteer: 
No
Instruction: 
No
First timers: 
Yes
Conservation: 
No
New members: 
Yes
Advance notice: 
No
Special notice: 
No
Creation date: 
2018-12-31 19:13:11.0
Last updated: 
2018-12-31 19:13:11.0