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Upcoming Events

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Carlisle Trails Committee 

Carlisle, MA - USA

 

Upcoming Events 

 

Please join us for any of these upcoming events! 

 

 

Event

Date

Meeting Place

Leader

Duration

Notes

Trails Committee Meeting Nov 7, 2014 7:30pm Town Hall, 66 Westford St   2 hours All are welcome.
Journey to the Wilds of Acton  Oct. 5, 2014 CCF’s Ben’s Woods Trails Committee 2 hours

Join the Carlisle Trails Committee to explore new trail connections from Carlisle to over 600 acres of conservation land in Acton.  This is a great opportunity to expand your walking universe while enjoying the fall foliage.  The walk will start at 1:00 pm at CCF’s Ben’s Woods property at the corner of West Street and Pope Road.  Parking is along the side of West Street past Pope Road.  We’ll follow Marion’s Trail to the Acton border, then new trails in the Robbins Mill conservation land, connecting to the Spring Hill and Camp Acton trail networks.  The walk is 3 miles, will take about 2 hours, and there will be refreshments at the end.  Heavy rain cancels the walk.  For questions, contact Steve Tobin at sptobin@comcast.net 

or 978-369-1680.

Trails Committee Meeting Oct 3, 2014 7:30pm Town Hall, 66 Westford St   2 hours All are welcome.
Trails Committee Meeting Sept 5, 2014 7:30pm Town Hall, 66 Westford St   2 hours All are welcome.
Trails Committee Meeting July 11, 2014 7:30pm Town Hall, 66 Westford St   2 hours All are welcome.
Double Sundae Sunday Saunter June 29, 2014, 11:00am Carlisle School parking lot Trails Committee 5 hours

As part of Carlisle’s Old Home Day weekend, the Trails Committee will lead a marathon walking and ice-cream-eating extravaganza starting at 11AM at the Carlisle School parking lot and returning back to the school at around 4PM. The schedule for those preferring to do only part of the seven-mile walk is as follows: 

11AM Meet at Carlisle School parking lot. Walk to Kimball’s, buy ice cream, and eat it at leisure at a picnic table or on the grass.  Local historian Anne Marie Brako will talk about the history of the Bates Farm area.

11:45AM Walk 2.8 miles to Great Brook Farm Ice Cream via Cutter’s Ridge, Heartbreak Ridge, and Pine Point Loop trails, arriving around 1:30.  Buy ice cream and relax on the grassy hillside by the pond. 

2PM Leave Great Brook and walk 3.5 miles back to the Carlisle School parking lot via Fern Loop, Old Morse Road, and Conant Land trails. 

4PM Return to Carlisle School parking lot. Spot a car or meet at Great Brook Farm to do only half the walk. Sunscreen, drinking water and bug spray are recommended. For more information, email Alan Ankers at alankers@comcast.net.

Riverfest Walk June 21, 2014 1:30pm Foss Farm Parking Lot Trails Committee 2 1/2 hours

Come join the Carlisle Trails Committee in a celebration of our local Wild and Scenic River on Saturday June 21.  The public is invited to a 3.5 mile walk through meadows and forests on trails paralleling the Concord River.  We will start at the Foss Farm conservation land and pass through Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge and the O’Rourke farm on the way to scenic Greenough Pond in the Greenough conservation land.  If the water level is low enough we will return through the floodplain via the River Trail, or else retrace our steps.  The walk starts at 1:30 pm on Saturday June 21 and should finish by 4:00.  Meet at the Foss Farm parking lot, 0.3 mi west of the Concord River bridge on Rte. 225.  Waterproof shoes and insect repellent are recommended.  Refreshments will be served at the end of the walk.  For more information, email Alan Ankers at alankers@comcast.net.

 
Trails Committee Meeting June 6, 2014 7:30pm Town Hall, 66 Westford St   2 hours All are welcome.
Trails Committee Meeting May 2, 2014 7:30pm Town Hall, 66 Westford St   2 hours All are welcome.
Vernal Pool Walk April 27, 2014 10:00am Parking lot behind Town Hall 66 Westford St Carlisle Trails Committee and the Carlisle Conservation Foundation 2 hours Bryan Windmiller, founder of the Headstart program for Blanding’s Turtles, will lead a vernal pool walk at the Conant Land on Sunday, April 27, starting at 10:00 A.M., hosted by the Carlisle Trails Committee and the Carlisle Conservation Foundation. Learn about some of the fascinating creatures, such as frogs, salamanders and aquatic bugs that make use of this habitat. The walk will last about two hours. Meet at the parking lot behind Town Hall. The trip is free and all are welcome. Be prepared for wet conditions underfoot. If you have any questions, contact Alan Ankers by e-mail at alankers@comcast.net 
Trails Committee Meeting April 4, 2014 7:30pm Town Hall, 66 Westford St   2 hours All are welcome.
Trails Committee Meeting March 7, 2014 7:30pm Town Hall, 66 Westford St   2 hours All are welcome.
Trails Committee Meeting February 7, 2014 7:30pm Town Hall, 66 Westford St   2 hours All are welcome.
Full Moon Walk January 12, 2014, 7:00pm Cranberry Bog Trails Committee 2 hours Come join the Trails Committee for a moonlight walk on Sunday January 12.  Meet at the Cranberry Bog house on Curve Street for the 7:00 pm walk.   We will take the Cranberry Bog loop trails and head into the woods on the Pipeline Trail, then turn north into Chelmsford on the Peninsula Trail to Baptist Pond.  A shorter route will be offered if there is interest.  Bring a headlamp or flashlight and wear waterproof footwear appropriate for the conditions (could be snow, ice, mud, or standing water).  If we get snow bring cross country skiis or showshoes.  Refreshments will be served at the end.  Rain cancels the trip.  For more information, contact Steve Tobin at sptobin@comcast.net or 978-369-1680.

Trails Committee

Meeting

January 10, 2014, 7:30pm Town Hall, 66 Westford St   2 hours All are welcome.
Trails Committee Meeting December 6th 2013, 7:30PM Town Hall, 66 Westford St   2 hours All are welcome. 
Post Thanksgiving Walk November 29th 2013, 1:00PM Meet at intersection of Estabrook Rd and Kibby Place. Parking available at Malcolm Meadows Parking lot. Trails Committee 2 hours

The public is invited to join the Carlisle Trails Committee for a post-Thanksgiving walk in Estabrook Woods.  Here’s your chance to work off some of that extra stuffing in a beautiful setting.  If you’ve always wanted to explore Estabrook Woods but were afraid of getting lost, this walk is for you.  Our 3-mile loop will include historical and natural points of interest such as the Estabrook and Kibbe cellar holes, lime quarries and lime kiln, Thoreau’s saw mill site, Mink Pond, and recent beaver activity.  The walk will take about 2 hours including several stops.   Meet at the intersection of Estabrook Road and Kibby Place at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 29.  There will be refreshments at the end.  Heavy rain cancels the trip. 

For more information, contact Steve Tobin at sptobin@comcast.net or 978-369-1680.   

Trail Work Day November 3rd 2013, 9:00AM Town Hall, 66 Westford St Trails Committee 3 hours

The Trails Committee needs your help with trail work on Sunday November 3rd. Meet at the Town Hall parking lot at 9 a.m. We should finish by noon. Wear long pants and boots and bring work gloves, bug spray, and a water bottle. Bring bow saws, loppers, swing blades or pruning tools if you have them, or borrow theirs. If you have questions, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680 or sptobin@comcast.net.

Trails Committee Meeting November 1st 2013, 7:30PM Town Hall, 66 Westford St   2 hours  

Double Sundae Sunday Saunter

July 1st 2012, 11:00AM Carlisle School parking lot Trails Committee 5 hours

Meet at Carlisle School parking lot. Walk to Kimball’s and buy ice cream. Walk 2.8 miles to Great Brook Farm Ice Cream via Cutter’s Ridge, Heartbreak Ridge, and Pine Point Loop trails, arriving around 1:30. Buy ice cream and relax on the grassy hillside by the pond. Walk 3.5 miles back to the Carlisle School parking lot via Fern Loop, Old Morse Road, and Conant Land trails, arriving around 4. Sun screen, drinking water, and bug spray are recommended.

Riverfest 2012 Walk June 23rd 2012, 4:00PM West street, south of Pope Road Trails Committee 1-2 hours

In honor of Riverfest 2012, the Carlisle Trails Committee will conduct a late afternoon walk to the wildlife observation platform in the Benfield Conservation Land along Spencer Brook, a tributary of the Assabet river. We’ll start at 4PM at the Spencer Brook Reservation, walking through the fields and woods there, take a short walk along South Street, then enter the Benfield land. A hidden back field slopes down to the extensive Spencer Brook wetlands, a gem of wilderness not many are familiar with. The new platform will bring us out to the edge of Spencer Brook, where we’ll have a 360 degree view of the late afternoon marsh with all its attending birds and wildlife. The walk, about 1.6 miles round trip, starts at 4 pm on Saturday June 11th. Park along West Street south of Pope Road. Bring mosquito repellent!. Refreshments will be served at the end. Rain cancels the trip. For more information, contact the Carlisle Trails Committee at CarlisleTrails@Comcast.net, or Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Trail Work Day June 9th 2012, 9:00AM Town Hall, 66 Westford St Trails Committee 3 hours

The Trails Committee needs your help with trail work on Saturday, June 9. Meet at the Town Hall parking lot at 9 a.m. We should finish by noon. Wear long pants and boots and bring work gloves, bug spray, and a water bottle. Bring bow saws, loppers, swing blades or pruning tools if you have them, or borrow theirs. If you have questions, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680 or sptobin@comcast.net.

Trail Work Day Sept 17th and 25th 2011, 9:00AM Town Hall, 66 Westford St Trails Committee 3-4 hours each day

Calling all trail volunteers! Irene left a mess on all the trails in town - everything is down from small twigs to large trees. Come help the Trails Committee clean up the trails on Saturday, Sept. 17 or Sunday, Sept. 25. Meet at the Town Hall, 66 Westford St, at 9 am both days. We'll send out crews from there. Bring work gloves, water, and bug spray, and bow saws, long-handled loppers or leaf rakes if you have them - if not, we have extra tools. This is a good opportunity for students' community service and for those working on the Trekker award. For more information, contact Steve Tobin at sptobin@comcast.net or 978-369-1680.

Riverfest 2011 Walk 11 June 2011, 4:00PM West street, south of Pope Road Trails Committee 1-2 hours

In honor of Riverfest 2011, the Carlisle Trails Committee will conduct a late afternoon walk to the brand new wildlife observation platform in the Benfield Conservation Land along Spencer Brook, a tributary of the Assabet river. We’ll start at 4PM at the Spencer Brook Reservation, walking through the fields and woods there, take a short walk along South Street, then enter the Benfield land. A hidden back field slopes down to the extensive Spencer Brook wetlands, a gem of wilderness not many are familiar with. The new platform will bring us out to the edge of Spencer Brook, where we’ll have a 360 degree view of the late afternoon marsh with all its attending birds and wildlife. The walk, about 1.6 miles round trip, starts at 4 pm on Saturday June 11th. Park along West Street south of Pope Road. Bring mosquito repellent!. Refreshments will be served at the end. Rain cancels the trip. For more information, contact the Carlisle Trails Committee at CarlisleTrails@Comcast.net, or Kevin Smith at 978-318-7919.

 
 
 
 
 
*** Please visit the sidebar page Annual Reports Forms and Documents for all events prior to June 2011!!

 

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