#optoutside This Friday!

Looking for an #optoutside adventure this Friday? Here are some of NCLT’s ideas for you and your family to enjoy!


Take a hike to the south peak of Watatic in Ashburnham and get a feel for the habitat and natural beauty that NCLT and Fish and Wildlife are working to conserve.

Photo Credit: Emily Merlino


MA-119 Ashburnham, MA 01430

Parking is available in the designated parking area and on the side of Rt. 119.

Trail Map from AllTrails: HERE

To learn more about conserving the south peak or donate click HERE.


Mountain bike in Rome Conservation Area in Gardner where there are easy going trails and also some hills to get your adrenaline pumping.

Photo Credit: Mike Nogueira


Brookside Drive, Gardner, MA

There is no trail head parking area, but parking is allowed on the roadside.

Trail Map and Conservation Area Info HERE


Take a short hike into Peabody Conservation Area in Lunenburg and enjoy listening to the babbling Mulpus Brook flow by, minimal effort for a relaxing reward.

Photo Credit: Emily Merlino


200-298 Holman Street, Lunenburg, MA

Trail parking is at the Lane Conservation Area parking lot on Holman St and a private landowner has generously agreed to a trail across his property to lead to the Peabody Conservation area trail system.

Trail Map and Conservation Area Info: HERE

Whatever you choose to do to #optoutside this Friday we hope you will get the chance to breathe in the fresh air, take some time to relax, and that you and your pod have a safe and happy holiday weekend.