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SENIOR WALKING GROUP
        
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In response to the overwhelming desire to enjoy the wonderful trail systems that Concord has to offer, the Division of Natural Resources and the Council on Aging have developed a walking group for seniors.

Walks will generally be no longer than two miles, lasting about 1 hour.  You are always welcome to walk as long as you would like.  Town of Concord Conservation Lands are open from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

Below is a schedule of walks with links to trail maps to assist you on your journey.  

 Walks commence at 10:00 a.m.
                      No sign up necessary. Just show up!                           


2014
Date
Location
Meeting Place
Map

Friday
August 1

Old Rifle Range
Old Rifle Range Parking Lot
66B Old Marlboro Road
Old Rifle Range.pdf
Wednesday
August 6
Old North Bridge - Minuteman
National Park
The Colonial Inn
48 Monument Square
Old North Bridge from Colonial Inn.pdf
Friday
August 8
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Cemetery Parking Lot
34A Bedford Street
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.pdf
Wednesday
August 13
Punkatasset Conservation Land
Trailhead Entrance Located after 851 Monument Street
Punkatasset Conservation Land.pdf

Friday
August 15
Battle Road
Trail - West
Minuteman
National Park

Hartwell Tavern
Parking Lot

Battle Road Trail.pdf
Wednesday
August 20

Estabrook Woods
Trailhead Entrance Located after 851 Monument Street
Estabrook Woods0.pdf

Friday
August 22

Emerson-Thoreau Amble
Town Forest Parking Lot or
along Lexington Road
Emerson-Thoreau Amble.pdf
Wednesday
August 27
Reformatory Branch
141 Keyes Road
Parking Lot
Reformatory Branch Trail.pdf
Friday
August 29
Annursnac Conservation Land
Access after 567 Strawberry Hill Road
Annursnac Conservation Land.pdf

Wednesday
September 3

Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge
Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge Parking Lot - Off Monsen Road
Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge0.pdf

Friday
September 5

Thoreau's Path on Brister's Hill in Walden Woods

Town Forest Parking Lot
55A Walden Street
Thoreau's Path on Brister's Hill.pdfThoreau's Path on Brister's Hill Brochure.pdf

Wednesday
September 10
Battle Road
Trail - East
Minuteman
National Park

Hartwell Tavern
Parking Lot
Battle Road Trail.pdf

Friday
September 12

Old Rifle Range
Old Rifle Range Parking Lot
66B Old Marlboro Road
Old Rifle Range.pdf
Wednesday
September 17
Old North Bridge - Minuteman
National Park
The Colonial Inn
48 Monument Square
Old North Bridge from Colonial Inn.pdf
Friday
September 19
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Cemetery Parking Lot
34A Bedford Street
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.pdf
Wednesday
September 24
Punkatasset Conservation Land
Trailhead Entrance Located after 851 Monument Street
Punkatasset Conservation Land.pdf

Friday
September 26
Battle Road
Trail - West
Minuteman
National Park

Hartwell Tavern
Parking Lot

Battle Road Trail.pdf

What to Bring:  Water, Camera, Binoculars, Field Guides, and a friend

Ticks are active! Reduce Your Risk of Tick Encounters!
  • Keep to the middle of hiking trail (Ticks thrive in shady humid areas with leaf litter and low brush).
  • Check yourself for ticks numerous times during your walk.
  • Chemically-treated clothing (permethrin) and use of Deet on skin can limit your exposure.
  • Prompt removal of an embedded tick will greatly reduce the chances of the tick transmitting disease. Use a pair of  pointed tweezers or tick removal tool.

Carpooling is always encouraged.
All litter, cans, refuse, bottles, and trash shall be removed from the Conservation Lands by the user unless placed in an official trash receptacle.  
Dogs shall be kept  under owners’ control at all times.  It shall be the duty of each person who owns, possesses, or controls a dog to remove and dispose of any feces left by his or her dog on any Town Conservation Land. Dogs are not allowed at the Great Meadow Wildlife Refuge.
The next planning meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center to review the summer walks and plan future outings. All interested parties are welcome.


There is no need to sign up for individual walks -- just show up, rain or shine. The Senior Walking Group is a self-governing group. Please feel free to communicate with each other via email. In order to add your name to the email list to keep informed of future walks and plans, please call the COA at 978-318-3020. 


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