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green Vernal Pool Loop

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1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 99' 30 m
Descent: -99' -30 m
High: 355' 108 m
Low: 292' 89 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Gentle, rolling inclines are the stone-packed remains of rivers that once ran under, in, and over glaciers.

Heather Cooper

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Wildlife

Family Friendly The Nature Center has a Nature Play Area.

Overview

The gentle, rolling inclines along this hike are the stone-packed remains of rivers that once ran under, in, and over glaciers. Depending on the season, you may see full pools with masses of jelly-like eggs clinging to branches or dwindling pools with frog and salamander tadpoles racing to metamorphose.

Description

Head out on this short and scenic loop in a clockwise direction from the Nature Center parking area. Check out The Boulders at the northeast corner of the loop before returning along the eastern border, parallel to Upland Road.

Contacts

Local Club: Mass Audubon

Land Manager: Mass Audubon

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Aug 1, 2013
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