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Friends Of Willard Brook
“Gifts of the Glaciers”
Communities Along Our Trails 2015
in Groton, Sunday,
May 31. Choose from
a full day of free activities that explore Groton’s unique
geological, ecological, and human historical glacial legacy.
1. Morning Mountain Bike (Advanced) – 7:45 am-12:00 Noon.
Challenging ride past outcrops, wetlands and many geologic
2. Morning Hike (Intermediate) – 9:00 am-12:00 Noon.
Experience many glacial remnants hiking from Town Forest to
3. Canoeing/Kayaking – 9:30 am -6:30 pm.
Discounted rentals. Self-guided
tours of the Nashua River. 4.
Groton Greenway Video –
Two showings: 12:00-12:30 pm and 1:30-2:00 pm.
The story of the Nashua River from its clean-up to the
5. Groton Historical Society
Open House – 12:00-4:00 pm.
See artifacts and memorabilia that tell the story of
Groton’s human history with the land.
6. “Gifts of the Glaciers” Keynote Presentation –
12:30-1:30 pm. Town Hall. Local
experts Bob Pine (geology/ecology) and Michael Roberts
(archaeology/history) will tell the story of how the glaciers
bestowed an amazing landscape and abundant biodiversity on Groton
and how that has affected the human history pre- and post-settlement
in the area.
8. Afternoon Mountain Bike (Beginner) – 2:00-4:00.
Easy ride along forest trails around Williams Barn.
details at www.grotontrails.org
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Communities is offered by the Montachusett Regional Trails
Coalition, which represents 22 cities and towns in the Montachusett
Region, and Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area, (affiliated with
the National Park Service.). Begun in the summer of 2014, Along Our
Trails features a trail-inspired event in a different area town
Groton May 31 event has been created by the combined efforts of the
Groton Trails Committee, Groton Conservation Trust, Nashua River
Watershed Association, Groton Greenway Committee, Groton Historical
Society, Nashoba Paddler, Wachusett NEMBA, and the Groton
Article: For more information about this event contact Paul
Funch, Groton Trails Committee,
Cell: 978-302-9854 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Roberts email@example.com