October 21, 2020

Enjoy fall hiking on Rehoboth Land Trust properties

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Looking to get outside before another New England winter sets in? The Rehoboth Land Trust manages 14 accessible properties that help preserve the beautiful rural character of Rehoboth. For a complete listing, visit the Land Trust’s website Rehobothlandtrust.net. While there, you can “like” the Land Trust’s Facebook page to learn about events. We hope that we can return to our popular guided walks in 2021. Our most family-friendly property for hiking trails is Ephraim Hunt Ministerial Land on Pond Street. The red maples along the trails will be in brilliant red color. Winterberry, a native holly, will be easy to pick out with its bright red berries growing near the wetlands. Despite the dry summer and fall, a variety of mushrooms can be spotted in the woods along the trails. The parking lot on Pond Street is convenient and most of the trails are of an easy grade. Visitors are encouraged to wear blaze orange for safety because, unless otherwise posted, hunting is permitted. No hunting is allowed in Massachusetts on Sundays. Rehoboth is in Wildlife Management Zone 11 and you can check with Mass.gov/Wildlife to see complete information on hunting seasons.

The Keep Rehoboth Beautiful committee has scheduled Saturday October 3rd as fall clean up day. Their plans are to do a more organized clean up in April 2021. The Land Trust hopes to have volunteers help with roadside cleanup along its properties on Pond, Mason and Carpenter Streets, and Reynolds Ave.

Hope to see you socially distanced on the trails this fall!

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