|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Stone Chamber, Nashoba Brook Conservation Area, Robbins Mill Conservation Land, MA|
||Bay Circuit Trail, Nashoba Brook Conservation Trails, Pond Loop, Robbins Mill Conservation Land Trails|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, August 15, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||room for maybe half a dozen cars at trailhead just off Davis Rd in Acton |
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||most have really good bridges |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Well-marked and well-signed - lots of little maps showing you where you are. Excellent blazing, benches, bridges, etc. |
||a lot of water in the area - some looked a little dank |
||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:
||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.
||Becca Munroe |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.