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Peaks
Peaks John Greenleaf Whittier Birthplace, Meadowbrook Conservation Area, MA
Trails
Trails: Freeman Memorial Trail, unnamed trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Along side of road for both 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Good signs, thanks 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Forget whether you need a leash or not, no hazards 
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: nothing 
 
Comments
Comments: While we can go to NH, coming back to MA after being in NH is a little trickier regulation-wise. So here we stay (well, Plaistow town Forest may be o.k. - short trip over the border allowed).
For now, two short walks not far from home. 1. Whittier Birthplace has a short interpretative walk corresponding to lines from his poem "Snowbound." Nice open fields, Whittier family cemetery, a stream with an old mill on the edge of the property near Rt. 110. 2. Meadowbrook is a large property, the Milldale Reservoir is on it. We came in from Middle St. and there are two other entrances. Nice woods, 4 or 5 miles of trails. Not too far from Kenoza Lake, which is often crowded, you can come her instead to socially distance yourselves. This entrance is down the street from the Sons of Israel Cemetery and Turkey Hill Farm. The farm has berry picking in summer and Christmas tree cutting right now; if you like those activities you can include these short walks as well.  
Name
Name: Beckie and Prema 
E-Mail
E-Mail: beckiejani@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-11-26 
Link
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