2015 Winter Family Outing – CANCELLED!

FEB. 8 WINTER HIKE IS
CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW

“COME WALK WITH US ON WATER”

Sunday, February 8  1:00PM

Since 1996 when beavers returned here, their dams have drastically changed our terrain. Thousands of acres of former red maple swamps in the Ipswich River watershed and beyond are now flooded year round.  Humans, thanks to beavers, can, when the ice is safe, explore their flooded “beaver meadows,” many like large shallow lakes. Please join the Middleton Stream Team on its annual Winter Family Outing, Saturday, January 31st for a hike around the perimeter of a large beaver impoundment in a little know part of town. These now open areas where trees have been drowned by beaver dams are interesting wildlife habitats.

Please meet us at 1:00 PM where Boston Brook crosses under North Liberty Street and becomes Prichard’s Pond about two miles north of Maple Street (Route 62). Liberty Street becomes North Liberty Street at School Street. Continue straight north past School Street until you see the Stream Team banner.   We will be back at starting point before 4PM.

Prepare for cold weather with warm clothing, proper footwear, hats, gloves, etc. Bring Yaktrax or similar grippers and hiking poles, if you have them. Check MiddletonSteamTeam.org for updates, changes, cancellations. Email MSTMiddletonMA@gmail.com or call 978-777-4584 with questions.

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