2021 NCLT Annual Gathering HIKE

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


As part of the celebration for our 2021 Annual Gathering, we invite you to join us for a hike to our NEW Hardy Road property in Ashburham/Ashby. We will gather at the new designated parking area off Route 119 to wend our way together. The trail from the lot to the house is fairly level with uneven surface and is about 0.6 miles.  Once at the NCLT property, we will sit for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) picnic together. (The gate will be open for those who want to drive up, just for the picnic.)

For those interested in an additional challenge, join our Stewardship Coordinator, Emily Merlino, after lunch (1:30pm) to continue the hike and reach the summit of Mt. Watatic.

  • Noon-12:45- We will host a hike from the parking area on Rt.119 (102 Rindge Road, Ashburnham, also known as the Pepper House lot) to the NCLT farm house on Hardy road.
  • 12:45-1:30. BYO Picnic Lunch at the Farm House. (The gate will be open for those who want to drive up, just for the picnic.)
  • 1:30-3. Optional: NCLT-led hike up the steep Pole Trail to the south peak and back to the Pepper House lot.

4:30- 5:30 Virtual Annual Gathering with guest speaker, Will Close

To complete the celebration, we hope you’ll join us for our virtual 2021 Annual Gathering virtual meeting to discuss the accomplishments of the past year. During the meeting we will hear from Will Close to talk about his time spent as our first Artist in Residence, camping for a week on the south side of Mt. Watatic among other celebrations and updates.   Register HERE for the Annual Gathering virtual meeting.