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Second Smell the Roses Senior Hike

NALMC is having its second hike in the series "Smell the Roses Senior Hikes" led by Anne Melvin on May 11. The hike will start from the Podunk Road parking lot in Bear Brook State Park at 10am. This 3.5 mile scenic loop will be slow paced over rolling terrain starting off on the Bear Brook trail  and will include the Carr Ridge and Hayes Farm trails. Please wear hiking boots. Bring rain gear, water, and lunch. A hiking pole is recommended.

Directions to Podunk Road from Route 43: About 7.5 miles south from the junction of 4 and 43, take a right on Meetinghouse Hill Road . This becomes Mount Delight Rd in a mile. It continues on another 4.8 miles and ends at Deerfield road. Turn right on Deerfield Road . Podunk Road is a mile on the left. There is a large sign that says Spruce Pond Camp and Archery Range . Go down Podunk Road to the gate and turn right into the parking lot where you will see the trailhead sign. If you come in the main entrance to Bear Brook State park off of route 28, Podunk Road is about 3 miles down the road on the right.

Please call or e-mail Anne Melvin to let her know you are coming. (664-5089,