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.