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Hiking for Health on Mount Toby
June 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
As trees leaf out and bird song fills the air this spring, would you like to get your blood flowing and enjoy a “peak” experience in a conservation area close to home? It may be a local peak or a trail that’s new to you!
Join us for our second Hiking for Health event of 2022 on Saturday, June 11th from 9 am to noon. This will be a vigorous, 3-hour, small-group hike led by a Kestrel staff member to the summit of Mount Toby (elevation is 1,269 feet).
Kestrel Land Trust’s Conservation Manager, Bridget Likely, will lead a 4-mile loop hike to the Mount Toby Summit via the Robert Frost Trail and Tower Road. The hike is a gradual climb, with a steeper ascent the last 1/2 mile to the summit.
Mt Toby is the highest summit of a sprawling collection of mostly wooded hills and knolls that rise from a distinct plateau-like upland in the towns of Sunderland and Leverett, just east of the Connecticut River. It is known for its high biodiversity, attractive woodlands, waterfalls, and glacial kettle ponds. Although the summit is wooded, a fire tower open to the public provides 360-degree views.
Please Note: Participants must be able to climb steep slopes and navigate uneven ground. For the safety of our community, all participants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.