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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Stone Chamber, Nashoba Brook Conservation Area, Robbins Mill Conservation Land, MA
Trails
Trails: Bay Circuit Trail, Nashoba Brook Conservation Trails, Pond Loop, Robbins Mill Conservation Land Trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, August 15, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: room for maybe half a dozen cars at trailhead just off Davis Rd in Acton 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: most have really good bridges 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Well-marked and well-signed - lots of little maps showing you where you are. Excellent blazing, benches, bridges, etc.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: a lot of water in the area - some looked a little dank 
Bugs
Bugs: a little annoying when reading the kiosk information as most of the kiosks are near ponds and pools with a bit of water  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Thanks to Amicus for the great recent report on this area!!!! Really fun place to explore: pencil factory footings, stone chamber (glad I brought a headlamp!!!!), mill relics, canal, cellar holes, native peoples' stone artifacts ("plantain stone piles"), etc!!!!

NOTE: I tried to find the "Roof Slab Quarry" shown on some maps and think I found but cannot be sure - the trail depicted on some maps did not seem to exist other than some flagging, so, I bushwhacked around the east side of the Robbins Mill Pond and found a mound of stones - not sure that was it - ?

Really neat area!!!! I read all the kiosks and then jogged up to the Robbins Mill Pond Conservation Area and back. By exploring maybe 1/4 of the area of these interconnected conservation areas, I logged more than 6 miles - lots of good trail running here.  
Name
Name: Becca Munroe 
E-Mail
E-Mail: beccahiker@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-08-15 
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