Wednesdays on the Trail – Spring Hiking Series – June
This spring, join FLT staff and community members on a series of moderately-paced hikes around Franklin County. Together we’ll explore properties protected for public use by Voluntary Public Access easements, made possible by a program facilitated by FLT with the support of Mass DCR and the NRCS. The June hike will take place on Dancing Fiddle Farm in Buckland.
Attendance will be capped at 25 people, and adherence to FLT’s COVID-19 safety protocols is required.
Pre-registration is required for all participants.
Dancing Fiddle Farm has about a mile and a half of easy to moderate trails along Ruddock Creek and in neighboring woods. The active beavers have created an amazing ecosystem with multiple dams and lodges along the creek and this has brought in new wildlife including wood ducks, herons, mallards and more. Plan to sit a spell along the creek and you have a good chance of sighting the beavers. Trails are open year round for hiking, snowshoeing and X country skiing.
Activities: hunting, hiking, snow shoeing, wildlife observation
Hiking Difficulty: easy to moderate
Location. From Route 112 on the Ashfield/Buckland line turn on to Clesson Brook Rd. 2.5 miles from Route 112 turn right onto Dodge Rd. You will see the sign for the public access area .5 miles from the corner and just after the farm house on the property. Parking is next to the sign in the open field. Maps are available on the sign board.