New Hampshire
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Savage Hill Wildlife Management Area, MA
Trails: Unnamed trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Dirt / grass parking area off Rt. 62 in Princeton. There's an old semi-legible map attached to a tree. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: First trail I took was in mostly good shape, but there are several minor blowdowns. The second trail looks abandoned (see comments). 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure. 
Bugs: Buzzing things. A bumblebee. Two dragonflies. And I pulled two ticks off my pants. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
Comments: An afternoon walk to clear the cobwebs.

There are two trails that start at the back of the parking area. The first is on the right, and is more or less level walking along an old stone wall beside wetlands. The trail ends at a water crossing, where it also meets an old road. If the beavers finish their dam here, you might be able to walk across. It looked like a trail kept going straight, but it got very wet here and I didn't continue. I retraced my steps back to the parking area.

The second trail leaves on the left from the parking area, and immediately becomes overgrown and obscure. It climbs around the east side of Savage Hill. I followed it until it disappeared in a blowdown patch at a stone wall. This wall also indicates the easement boundary, which is marked by plastic blazes and flagging. I followed the boundary south for a short distance but it wasn't leading to anything of interest, so I turned back.

Altogether, probably less that two miles of walking, but some nice woods and scenic wetland vistas along the first trail. Some flowers are appearing. :)  
Name: KenM 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-05-18 
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