Today Wilma and I Adventured to the Hartwell Family Memorial Preserve in Littleton, Massachusetts. The Hartwell property is 102 acres and has an almost two mile loop trail with various other trails throughout the property. The Preserve is part of Littleton conservation land.
We had a bug-filled Adventure to the Hartwell Family Memorial Preserve. Eager to explore a new local trail we headed out for an early morning walk. We began our journey on the yellow trail, quickly finding the bugs on attack. However we carried on to explore the land. My plan was to follow the loop trail but the trails were not clearly marked so although we concentrated on the loop we also traversed several different trails. Some of the paths were overgrown, and there were a couple muddy areas, one of which almost stole my shoe-twice! The trails weaved through the woods, opening up when near Beaver Brook. Often we found the sounds of the highway overtook the singing of birds.
Although I generally am not someone bothered by bugs they were definitely challenging today, continually swarming and biting! However I tried hard to ignore them and to enjoy our long walk. My favorite parts of this trail were the walk along the Brook and Marsh, the ferns lining the trails, and several short but steep hills which got the heart pumping! Oh and we even saw a hawk…how could I forget! Wilma loved the smells, and a vigorous walk. And although I am literally itching as I write this blog I am still glad that we Adventured to the Hartwell Family Memorial Preserve today (Rating: 2.5)