Hello all NQTA outdoor adventurers, 🪁
In a wonderful partnership meeting with Jennifer Gordon Executive Director at the Athol YMCA on Friday many new changes and growing of partnership between NQTA and the Y are by about to be implemented.
One of these will be a monthly posting of the Tuesday Trekkers hikes for both the Tuesday Trekkers and the YMCA's participation.
1) Basic Trailhead location, Google will give you exact drop pin.
2) Trail length and difficulty.
All hikes start at the Athol YMCA parking lot across street at 9 o'clock.
If full please park up the street on same side parking area.
Month of March will be NQTA trail partnership conservation area hikes.
All are generally flat and entry level walkabouts for the community awareness of these wonderful serenity gems within a 15 to 30 driving distance.
The following hikes are always subject to what mother nature allows.
TUESDAY TREKKERS SCHEDULE
Malone meadows/ Dottys Rock
2 Malone Rd Hubbardston (dead end street)
A less than 2 mile hike thru the Malone meadows and up to the beautiful mountain vistas of Dotty's rocks.
This hike will be highlighted 2 special events.
Bob Hatch Open Space President of Hubbardston and NQTA's new Geo Synthetic Application manager and partner Steph will be unveiling the 1st location of the Geo synthetic solutions that they have been installed on the Malone meadows, a true evolutionary breakthrough on permanent wet muddy trail solutions.
After the hike Open Space members Rick and Susie, abutting landowners have welcomed us to their house for a trail Gathering.
Please bring something to share with the group if you can a little light lunch or dessert item would be welcomed.
Winchendon Community Park
Ingleside Dr. (dead end street)
A less than 2 mile hike of level terrain along Whitney Pond, meadows and forest canopy, a beautiful and serene walk.
Underwood Conservation Area
Underwood Rd, Hubbardston, MA 01452
A 2 mile plus hike through a NQTA/North County Land Trust recently built Freedom Chair chair accessible trail up to the top of the drumlin and the back end of the property.
(canceled due to weather forecast)
Red Apple farm trail
455 Highland Ave, Phillipston, MA 01331
A mile hike down to the Lamb City campground wetlands area and the Pamela Ann shelter through 6 educational forestry early successional harvesting areas with a visit to the Red Apple farm and hot cider and donuts afterwards.
YMCA Lunch is cancelled
The Cutthroat Brook Feldman's gnome trails.
Top of Briggs Rd at Athol/ Petersham sign on Rt 32 South
A 3 mile romp through the fanciful gnome trails along the level Cascade section of the Cutthroat Brook trails.
Well we now finish off this month with a special invitation from the YMCA that after this Feldman's hike we will be convening over at the YMCA in Athol.
The Y will be hosting a lunch for the Tuesday Trekkers.
What a wonderful way to finish up this month of trail partners awareness of their conservation areas.
Truly Happy trails ☘
NQTA President nqta.org