Cancelled Due to Weather: A Walk in Wright Woods with Rachel Wheeler and John Myers

Event Details

Sunday, July 16, 2023
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Wright Woods, Concord

Free. All are welcome. Limited to 15 participants. REGISTRATION FULL.

Parking and meeting directions will be provided to confirmed registrants.

In the event of rain or inclement weather, registered participants should call the Land Trust office for further direction: 978-369-6526. The property is mostly shaded and we will keep to the trails; wearing a sun hat or using sunscreen and applying insect repellent are at the participant’s discretion. Sturdy shoes and a water bottle are recommended. (There are no bathroom facilities on site.) The walk will cover approximately 2 miles of moderate terrain.

About the Program

Join Rachel Wheeler and John Myers for a guided loop walk in the Concord Land Conservation Trust’s Wright Woods beginning at the Fairhaven Bay Overlook and exploring the trails along Well Meadow and the Sudbury River. This 300 acre woodland is located between Fairhaven Bay and Walden Pond. In addition to appreciating local flora and beaver activity, participants will learn about the history of the property, the stone terraces and boathouse, and the family that loved and preserved these woods. 

This program is part of the 2023 Riverfest celebration organized by The Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Wild and Scenic River Stewardship Council.

 

Walk Guide Bios

Rachel Wheeler is the great-niece of Helen Robinson Wright, who began donating parcels of land within Wright Woods in 1959 and was instrumental in the creation of the Concord Land Conservation Trust. Rachel and her husband John Myers continue to live on the property at Staples Camp. They intimately know the woods and shores of Wright Woods. To walk and experience this remarkable place with them will be a unique treat.

 
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