Reminder: Hike Southborough on Saturday (Updated)

by beth on September 22, 2017

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Above: Trails you can explore on Hike Southborough Day include the Beals Preserve and the Overlook Trail at Chestnut Hill Farm (images cropped from Chestnut Hill Farm blog)

As I previously posted, the community is being invited to come out an hike in our town this Saturday, September 23rd.  Since I originally posted the news, more walks were added to the schedule. I’ve been updating the post, but it seems to make sense to share the news with updates again today.

Hike Southborough Day includes activities for all ages. Guided hikes are scheduled throughout the day. New Geocaches with prizes will be premiered. And kids can enjoy scavenger hunts to make hiking more fun.

The event is organized by two Southborough Girl Scouts in cooperation with in cooperation with the Southborough Trails Committee, the Southborough Open Land Foundation, Stewardship Committee and Chestnut Hill Farm. (With snacks and water provided by Wegman’s.)

Organizers will be based out of a tent at Chestnut Hill Farm (from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm). But hiking activities extend beyond the farm.

Residents are welcome to hike Town trails throughout the day. But for a guided hike, here is the schedule:

9:30 am – Beals Preserve (tracking wildlife)
9:30 am – Sudbury Reservoir Trail
noon – Breakneck Hill Conservation Land
2 pm – Art Installation at Beals Preserve
2:30 pm – Chestnut Hill Farm
6 pm – Beals Preserve

Between 9-3 at the tent, you can pick up freebies (trail snacks, water, maps, scavenger hunt) and flyers with “Tips ‘N Tricks” for safe hiking, fun hiking, leave no trace, etc.

For those of you who enjoy Geocaching, you can look for prizes and several new caches.  

So, if you’re up for a hike, it sounds like a good time for all.

(Note: You can read the flyer here, but be warned that it is missing details on the wildlife tracking and Breakneck Hill walks.)

Updated (9/22/17 10:50 am): If there are enough great pics to share, I’d love to post some shots next week from this weekend’s hikes. You can email mysouthborough@gmail.com. Or, remember to tag #HikeSouthboroughDay when you share pics on social media.

Updated (9/23/17 8:37 am): I fixed links that were misdirected above.

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