Participants must complete 10 of the following hikes to complete the challenge:
Start at the parking area trailhead and hike a loop of the main trail
Bovenzi Conservation Area
Start at the end of Maravista Road and hike a loop of the hill,
and out and back to Marchen Drive Trailhead.
Broad Meadow Brook Savannah
Park at the Dunkirk Ave. trailhead.
Starting at the formal trail head across from the Ecotarium and
follow the Silver Trail to the summit, loop below summit, and return.
Drive to the end of Dawson Road off of Olean Street and park on the right.
The trail will be directly behind the gate in front of you.
Park at Stetson Road off Brattle Street, Walk north on Brattle and cross to Smith Lane,
and down Smith Lane, then down the cart path to the left. Hike across bridge.
Go by the boulders, across the broken dam, up the road to the pine glen,
then back down to the cart road as a loop.
Southwick – Muir Meadow & Southwick Loop
Park at the end of Walbridge Street.
Park in Greenville Street Lot
Park by Stearn's Tavern on Mill Street. The path goes across the dam and the bridge on its way to the boardwalk and eventually Hadwen Arboretum.
Difley Family Forest
Enter by the Ilig Pond Trailhead and follow past the Paxton Center Elementary School
A little tricky! Turn onto McCarthy Ave. off of Rte 9 on the Leicester-Worcester
Line and cross the bridge. Turn left onto Brook Street, then, on the left,
park in front of the forest gate.
Park on Merchant Street off of Apricot Street alongside the park.
Walk downhill (East) down Apricot Street to the trailhead.
LONG, LINEAR, CHALLENGING
Park on Asnebumskit Road at the trail sign near the summit and
walk north to South Street, Holden parking area, OR hike the reverse uphill.
East Side Trail
Start from Shrewsbury Street to Lake Quinsignamond.
This hike has some challenging terrain (slope from Shrewsbury Street and
scramble from Belmont Street) and length (3.1 mi.)
But it is absolutely a great experience!
Holbrook Forest to Donker Farm
This can be hiked in either direction: Salisbury Street trailhead
parking following blue blazes to Donker Farm trailhead parking.
STEEP, ROCKY, CHALLENGING
Asnebumskit Hill – Briarcliff
Park on the cul-de-sac at the end of Briarcliff Lane in Paxton,
proceed through the gate and follow the flagging tape.
Cascades West & Cascades Falls
Parking for Cascades West loop at the end of Howard Street in Paxton.
Parking for Cascades Falls at Cascading Waters 135 Olean St., Worcester.
God’s Acre – Logan Field & God’s Acre – Deed Rock
Start at the Esper Ave. parking area trailhead and hike either the south
loop to Deed Rock, the north loop to Fowler Gorge, or both as a T.
Roll of Members
NAME & CITY
Isabel, Sofia, Beatriz, Alvaro & Alejandra Alonso
Gracia G. Casey
Michelle Ann Gour
Sue & John Tarasiak
Ginny, Sammy, & Amanda Cornine
Frank R. Callahan
Jeff, Lena & Windy Himmelberger
West Boylston, MA
Cat Lenis & Peter Dooley
Penelope, Ben & Jes Caron
Gloria D. Hall & Julia Rose Karpicz
Colin M.J. Novick
Challenge completed 3 times!
Heidi & Piper Ferrin
Eliza Hale & Elsie Uffelmann
North Andover, MA
Melissa Misiewicz, Matt Vea, Nicholas Vea
St. Louis, MO