October 15, 2017 –
(Photo courtesy of Bethany Bourgault/NewEngland.com)
Fall Foliage & Natural History
Walk at the Quabbin
SUNDAY, October 15, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Join naturalist Ted Watt
for a beautiful walk with a poignant ending: evidence of how
the needs of a few were sacrificed for the needs of the many
We will hike along an abandoned road that disappears under the waters of the Quabbin Reservoir. We’ll walk at a relaxed pace on the mostly level road for a distance of about 2 miles from the gate to the old Dana Common, not reaching the reservoir itself. Along the way we’ll look at and identify trees and other aspects of nature. When we get to the Common, with only remnants of the village evident, we’ll explore some of the history that led to the deserted town center then backtrack to our cars.
Walk led by Naturalist Ted Watt
The walk will be easy; participants should bring binoculars and wear comfortable hiking shoes.
Hitchcock Center for the Environment in Amherst
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The walk is limited to 15. Everyone from ages 9 and up are welcome.
Dress appropriately for ticks and biting insects. Heavy rain cancels.
Directions and optional car pool from Greenfield will be sent upon registration