Moderate

Hike To Box Mt. Old Growth Forest

Educational Walk Family-friendly Hike Nature Walk

Sat. Jun 1

01:00 pm

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03:00 pm

3 miles

18 Open Spots

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The Bolton Conservation Commission will host a 3-mile hike to the Box Mountain Old-Growth Forest with special guest Matt “Twig” Largess, a nationally recognized arborist. The 117-acre Box Mountain Forest was inducted recently into the Old Growth Forest Network thanks to landowners, Mark and Jamie Summers. This highlights proforestation of private lands and leaving forests intact without habitat manipulation which has become a crucial step as a climate change counter measure. Commission members will be on hand to help identify the diversity of trees along the way to an amazing stand of Dwarf Chestnut oak. From the view on Box Mountain near Sal’s Cave one can enjoy the view into the rare Bolton Notch/Valley Falls watershed. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended. Hikers will encounter some steep uphill and uneven terrain. No dogs please.

Event Leader(s)

Rod Parlee

(860) 306-7250

captundra@gmail.com

Rain Date

Heavy rain date in June 2nd, same time.

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Meeting Location Details

Meet at the Bolton Park and Ride Commuter Lot across from Georgina’s Italian Restaurant, 275 Boston Turnpike, Bolton CT 06043.

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CFPA Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail

No Dogs Permitted