New trails to explore at the 1200 acre Glocester Land Trust Sprague Farm. The easy walk will be about three miles long. The ground is a bit uneven so do wear sturdy shoes or lightweight hiking boots. It is hunting season so please wear an orange vest or hat. If you don’t have one, blaze orange vests will be available for borrowing.
Woodward Rock is a huge ledge rock at the edge of a field and was noted in the 1879 survey of the property. The land trust volunteers have been working through the year to create new trails in the area. The new trails are slightly narrow in places and not yet marked, but are easy to follow. These new trails will be widened, blazed, (paint markers on trees), and signed, in the coming months. This event is the public unveiling of these new trails.
The walk will showcase the miles of stone walls on this property, along with dense mountain laurel groves, two Sprague Farm homesites (cellar hole foundations of home and outbuildings), glacial erratic boulders, country farm roads, and Woodward Rock which few people living have ever seen.
Friendly, social dogs are welcome but must be leashed.
Rain date Sunday, November 27th.