Posts Tagged ‘hike’

Walden Pond First Day Hike; Sunday, January 1, 2017, 12:00-2:00pm

December 12, 2016

Start off the New Year with good company, a sprinkling of seasonal literary readings and a cup of hfirst-day-hike-logoot chocolate!

Meet at the new Walden Pond Visitor Center at 12:00pm. Join us for an introduction to the new net-zero visitor center and a hike to the original house site of Henry David Thoreau. The hike includes a stop at the Thoreau house replica, where historian Richard Smith portrays Thoreau in his house on New Year’s Day! Sit by the wood stove and enjoy his tales of 1847. Don’t forget to dress for the winter weather. No pets are allowed at Walden Pond State Reservation. Co-sponsored by the Walden Woods Project, the walden-woods-logoFriends Group of Walden Pond State Reservation. Walden Pond State Reservation is located at 915 Walden Street/Route 126 Concord, MA 01742OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Visit http://www.mass.gov/dcr for more information. In case of inclement weather, please call (978)369-3254 for cancellation updates.

Special Program: Emerson-Thoreau Amble! 11:00am-1:00pm, Saturday, October 22, 2016, meet outside the Concord Museum!

September 23, 2016

Come join park interpretive staff for a historic guided walk from the Emerson House to Brister’s Hill and the pond called “Fairyland” in Concord’s Hapgood Wright Town Forest! Meet outside the Concord Museum main entrance. This hike will cover half of the Emerson-Thoreau Amble. Please wear good walking shoes; bring water and insect repellent.

Autumnal Tints, Sundays, October 9, 23, &30, 2016; 1:00pm-2:00pm

September 23, 2016

“October is the month for painted leaves,” Henry David Thoreau wrote in his classic treatise on fall, Autumnal Tints. Join a park interpreter to celebrate and learn the reasons behind New England’s autumn leaf colors during the one-hour walk. We will meet at the Thoreau house replica. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult. autumnaltints

Exploring pond-life like Thoreau; Fridays, September 11 & 25, 2015; 10am-12pm

August 28, 2015

pondlifeNow is your chance to explore Heywood Meadow like Thoreau! Meet us down by the Main Beach bike racks and come hear about one of our property’s wetlands. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to get a little wet. This program is for all ages, however, we will take a 40-minute hike round-trip to the Meadow and back. Children should be supervised by and adult. Insect repellant on clothes (not hands), water, and hiking shoes are recommended.

Henry & Walden’s Former Inhabitants; Wednesdays: September 9 & 23, 2015, 5-6pm

August 28, 2015

ithorea001p1_Thoreau oval imageJoin a park interpreter at the Thoreau house replica, near the main parking lot, for a walk to the house sites of former slaves Zilpa White and Cato Ingraham and the site of Thoreau’s bean field. Learn about some of the lesser known residents of Walden Woods, as well as Thoreau’s personal recounting of their stories. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

Evening Ramble; 5-6pm, Mondays: September 7 & 21; Wednesdays: September 2, 16, & 30, 2015

August 28, 2015

IC4631[1]Join park staff at the Thoreau house replica, near the main parking lot, for a program about Henry David Thoreau, his stay at Walden Pond, his literary, environmental and human rights legacy. This hour-long program is for the visitors of all ages. During the program, we will hike along the pond 1/2 mile to the original location of Thoreau’s house.

Observing pond-life like Thoreau, Fridays, August 7 & 22, 10am-12pm

July 28, 2015

pondlifeNow is your chance to learn some of the local fauna by watching pond animals just like Thoreau. Meet us at the Main Beach bike rack area, and from there we’ll walk to Heywood Meadow to look for pond animals. This program is for all ages. However, we will take a 20 minute hike to Heywood Meadow and back. Children should be supervised by an adult. Please wear proper hiking shoes and apply insect repellant beforehand.

 

 

Literary Walk: Thursdays, 10-11am in June (4, 11, 18, & 25)

May 30, 2015

Journal71-72Join a Park Interpreter to discover the literary genius that is a large part of Henry David Thoreau’s legacy. Starting at the Thoreau house replica near the main parking lot, we will walk along the Pond Path (1.7 miles) stopping periodically to read excerpts from Thoreau’s book Walden, or Life in the Woods. This is a program for ages 10 and up.

Dress appropriately and wear sunscreen/bug spray.

 

Early Evening Rambles, Friday evenings (5:30-6:30pm) in June (5, 12, 19, & 26)

May 30, 2015

Join Park staff at the Thoreau house replica, near the main parking lot, for a program about Henry David Thoreau, his stay at Walden Pond, his literary, environmental and human rights legacy. This hour-long program is for visitors of all ages. During the program we will hike along the pond ½ mile to the original location of Thoreau’s house site.
Please dress appropriately and wear bug spray. pondpath

Early Morning Ramble, Wednesdays, 7:00am, in June (3, 10, 17, & 24)

May 30, 2015

Attention Early Birds and Birders! Join Park staff at the Thoreau house replica, near the main parking lot, for a free nature walk about Thoreau’s Walden Pond. We will discuss Thoreau’s literary and environmental legacy. walden, ridge path
Bring your binoculars if you have them.
This program is free for visitors of all ages.
Enjoy the early morning quiet.
Please bring bug spray and sunscreen.