Join us and friends on our annual family spring hike Saturday, April 2 from 1:00-4:00PM!

Children are welcome. We plan to visit vernal pools, a beaver lake, and a heron rookery in the northern part of Middleton where North Andover and Boxford share undeveloped protected lands. How lucky we are to have several square miles of mature woods and wetlands without houses or pavement on our borders. Bring camera, binoculars, a fine mesh-net, and a light white plastic bowl to study aquatic creatures in. Animals will be handled gently and returned to the water.

Meet before 1:00PM on North Liberty Street, Middleton, at the entrance (green steel gate) to the Bay Circuit Trail, about one mile north of Prichards Pond and Boston Brook. Call 978-774-1507 or email us at with questions.

Feel free to sign up in advance with our partner organization the Ipswich River Watershed Association: