Normally this time of year in New England, we would be hiking with snowshoes in freezing temperatures. El Nino has blessed us with record-breaking warmth and leaf covered trails, feeling more like Autumn. Steve, and his 17 year old daughter Brenna, met Erick and me at the Andover bank on Lupine Road at 9am. I arrived 4minutes early and joked, “For those of you who bet I’d be late, you LOSE!”
This was one of the more scenic sections of the Bay Circuit Trail. It started in the wooded trails of the Harold Parker State Forest and continued through large swamps and the broad meadows of old farmland
Date: 11/21/2015 Explorers: Erick, Kent, and Steven Weather: Cool and Clear Miles: 9.7 Highlights: Video Produced by ADDISON COMMUNICATIONS
Date: 4/24/2014 Explorers: Erick and Steven Weather: Cold Miles: 7.85 Highlights:
Date: 1/12/2014 Explorers: Erick and Steven Weather: Mild. Few inches of snow on the ground that was melting (wet and slippery) Miles: 11.2 Highlights: – 95% of this section was in the woods. Beautiful – Another trip to the Agawam Diner This section was almost entirely in the woods. It was beautiful. However, although
This leg started with the Newman Road Causeway that runs between the vast marshes of Little River. Being late November, the reeds and marsh grasses had turned golden brown and were waving in the brisk breeze. There was no doubt that winter is coming.
The inaugural walk of our “voyage”. Erick and I (Steven) have been talking about the Bay Circuit Trail for months. Although, it isn’t the most challenging of trails, what intrigued us most is that it was practically in our backyard (one end of it is only a few miles from my house) and very few people know about it.