NQTA Trail Share for Week of March 22nd
- BEGINNER TRAIL SHARE: The absolutely fanciful Cutthroat Brook Gnome Trails (click on link to download) on the Feldmans' property. A meadow conservation area type of easy-peasy hiking with butterflies and dragonflies, perfect for families with children.
- ADVANCED TRAIL SHARE: Fall Brook Gorge (click on link to download) on the Tully trail/ New Hampshire line is a more physically strenuous spectacular hike through millions of years of nature's sculpturing.
Reminder - NQTA will also offer a free advice service.
- Communication to be sure you completely understand where these trailheads are located.
- how to hike them.
- Advice on the type of gear to wear.
- Any other advice we can offer to ensure that you and your family have a safe hike.
FROM LYNROSE FARM HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER:
Here is the first Healing Modality:
Reiki - is an energy healing modality originally practiced in Japan and later developed throughout the world. It is an Energy channeled through a certified practitioner which helps to balance the energy centers (Chakras) in the body, as well as the emotions, establishing a balanced state in which the body can then heal itself. Reiki is now being introduced as part of a healing and wellness program in many hospitals in the country as Drs. are beginning to realize its capacity to help with relaxation before surgery and healing after.
Another part of the Wellness Center is a farm store/gift shop offering many Organic and Natural Body Care products and Remedies.
Here is the first Wellness product:
Our best seller " Muscle Rub " is a wonderful balm for those tired and sore hiking/biking muscles. made from our all-natural cream base with several different therapeutic grade essential oils; Two blends from DoTerra called Deep Blue and Aromatouch, and then Lavender, Basil and Copaiba. If you would like to purchase some please see our Facebook page or call us at 987-544-2759 and we will be happy to ship it out to you.
Sheldon's Mountain Biking Corner
Hey, I’m Matt Sheldon from Brown Dog Bike Tours. I’ve been riding bikes for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid, I rode my first bike in the woods behind my house, and I can still feel that same sense of freedom when I get on my bike today. I have done just about every type of biking out there, raced at an expert level in both endurance and extreme disciplines, and I just can’t enough of it. Biking is part of me and always will be.
As a father of two little girls (4 and 1), riding has become one of our favorite ways to connect as a family. Not only is it great exercise, but it’s one of the best ways to explore all that this wonderful area has to offer and spend some quality time in nature. From charting our route, to identifying plants along the way, and jumping off the bikes to track some wildlife, each ride is a fun adventure for the kids and us grownups. I’ll never forget the first time Isabelle, my oldest saw a deer in the woods, and we raced home to tell her mom.
The North Quabbin is full of these amazing bike adventures. There are trails for every ability. Whether it’s your first time in the woods or you’ve been riding for years, we’d love for you to be a part of our outdoor biking community.
Email is email@example.com and the phone is 4132304546
Some Trail Advice: A great trail to start on would be the Tully bike trail. This trail can be done as a 7.5-mile loop if you’re up for it or broken down into small out and back sections with some nice views of Long lake.
BEGINNER MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAIL:
A great intro to mountain biking would be to park at the boat launch by Tully lake campground and head into the trail from there. The First 1.3 miles are all wide double track/access road with some bumps and rocks here and there but plenty of room to pick a safe line. There are a few small hills along the way but nothing crazy.
There’s a perfect spot for a picnic on the side of long pond at about the 1.3-mile point and a great place to see some wildlife on the lake. If this is your first trip on a mountain bike it’s not a bad time to turn around as the trail does get a bit more demanding after that, but first it’s worth ditching the bikes for a small side hike to check out the falls along the foot trail for Tully trail.
The Tully bike trail is a great place for experienced riders to take beginning riders or youths. For one there is only a few hundred feet of climbing for the whole 7.5-mile trip so relatively flat, and 2nd there are some quick but rocky sections that come in here and there. They are short but give you a chance to practice or develop the technical skills required to mountain bike.
Each of these “techy” sections are connected by fun twisty and flowy single or double track. I’d say an average time for a round trip is 45 mins to an hour if you’re giving it a little gas, maybe an hour and half for an easy cruise so it’s a great place to get out for a quick but challenging ride, or just take it easy and enjoy the scenery. It’s a loop trail and fun in both directions. There are several other trails in the area so it’s easy to extend the ride.