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green Vernal Pool Loop

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1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer loop
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Local Club: Mass Audubon

Land Manager: Mass Audubon

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