Saturday and Sundays at the Park!
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The Friends of Nahanton Park, a volunteer group of public-spirited citizens, works with the City of Newton, area residents and businesses, and all users of the park to protect and preserve this unique natural resource.
Co-sponsored by the Friends of Nahanton Park and the Newton Conservators
This walk will cover a one-mile section of the Charles River Footpath that runs along a border of wetland vegetation and through a wooded floodplain. By visiting while the ground is still frozen, we’ll avoid wet feet as much as possible, but do wear wet-weather footwear. We’ll observe birds and the other creatures in this beautiful conservation area. Bring binoculars for birding and nippers to help clear small branches along the way. Energetic hikers can continue along the Charles River Pathway. (photo courtesy of Dan Brody)
Meet on the Nahanton Street entrance to Nahanton Park. Parking is available there an in the adjacent lot. We will gather at 12:45 and start the walk at 1:00 pm.
In case of cancellation because of bad weather, a notice will be posted on NahantonPark.org.
Leaders: Duane Hillis, Suzette Barbier, and Eric Olson. Use 617-964-2123 as a contact number.
Please help us restore Woodcock Meadow!
The Newton Conservators and Friends of Nahanton Park have joined together in a renewed effort to restore Woodcock Meadow at Nahanton Park.
Woodcock Meadow is a unique area in Newton that is threatened by the growth of invasives and woody vegetation thus slowly reverting to forest. We have been lucky to have this meadow as an unusal site where the woodcock males perform their striking air-ballet mating ritual at dusk. The Conservators and the Friends have developed a two-phase restoration plan.
We are seeking help from the City as well as donations from our citizens to make this effort a reality. For more information or to make a donation please visit Newton Conservators.org.