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This Week’s Take Your Own Trail Walk: Hartwell Town Forest in Winter by Dan Hurwitz

January 16, 2021

Free

Hartwell Town Forest is wooded town land crisscrossed by trails.  The front half of the Forest is dry and easily navigated.  We typically only explore the back half in winter when frozen, or covered with deep snow (necessitating snowshoes).

Bedford’s first and largest conservation area supports diverse wildlife, has a history of use for its natural resources, and contains a network of trails for hiking and cross-country skiing. The upland forest is dominated by mature eastern white pine and an understory of buckthorn, beech, alder, and white pine seedlings and saplings. Great horned owls, pileated woodpeckers, and many other birds nest here. At dusk, visitors may see deer, raccoon, gray fox, and coyote. In the forest center, the Hartwell Brook provides habitat for beaver, otter, and mink.

Please see attached.

Clem Larson, Bedford Trails Committee

Details

Date:
January 16, 2021
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://groups.google.com/group/bedfordma-trails

Venue

Town of Bedford, MA
10 Mudge Way
Bedford, MA 01730 United States
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Organizer

Bedford Trails Committee
Email:
bedfordma.trailwalks@gmail.com
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