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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 to provide a safe and social walking experience.

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.  

 All walks will commence at 1:30 p.m.
                     No sign up necessary. Just show up at the meeting places listed below!                        

Meeting Place
November 5
West Concord Coffee Walk
Harvey Wheeler Community Center
West Concord Center Coffee Walk.pdf
November 7
Reformatory Branch
141 Keyes Road
Parking Lot
Reformatory Branch Trail.pdf
November 12
Old North Bridge - Minuteman
National Park
The Colonial Inn
48 Monument Square
Old North Bridge from Colonial Inn.pdf

November 14
Battle Road
Trail - East
National Park

Hartwell Tavern
Parking Lot
Battle Road Trail.pdf
November 19
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Cemetery Parking Lot
34A Bedford Street
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.pdf
November 21
Concord Center Coffee Walk
Keyes Road Parking Lot
Concord Center Coffee Walk.pdf

November 26
Battle Road
Trail - West
National Park

Hartwell Tavern
Parking Lot

Battle Road Trail.pdf
November 28
Happy Thanksgiving
No walk scheduled

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

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 November 4, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center to review the fall 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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