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Peaks Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, MA
Trails
Trails: Railroad tracks, Turnpike Trail, Riverside Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, June 2, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking and bathrooms at the refuge entrance at the end of Still River Road in Harvard. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossed on wooden footbridges, a couple of which are sinking into the bogs. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two minor stepover blowdowns on RT. Trail map available here: http://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/Region_5/NWRS/North_Zone/Eastern_Massachusetts_Complex/Oxbow/OxbowTrails.pdf 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No pets allowed in wildlife refuges. 
Bugs
Bugs: The mosquitos were pesky on the walk back along the river. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
 
Comments
Comments: A late afternoon walk to get out of the house. I usually do this loop clockwise, but decided to mix it up this time. From the parking area, I went back up the road to the RR crossing and walked the tracks for a short bit, then cutover to the Tank Road / Turnpike Trail junction. Then it was a meander along TT until I reached the Nashua River, where I picked up the RT the rest of the way back to the parking area. Some wild flowers are out. Didn't see too much wildlife aside from one snake and a large frog that I startled.  
Name
Name: KenM 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kmacgray@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-06-02 
Link
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