Annual New Years Day Walk

Per tradition, HCT likes to ring in the New Year with a stroll among Harvard’s forests and fields.  Nothing sets the tone for the year ahead like a leisurely walk with friends and neighbors in the crisp rejuvenating air of January.  This year, in the spirit of cooperation and good company, we will have the walk at Bowers Springs Conservation Land, which straddles the towns of Harvard and Bolton.  Meet at the parking lot of the main entrance at the end of Flanagan Road in Bolton (just over the line).  From the center of Harvard, pass the schools, stay straight on Bolton Road, cross over into Bolton, and take the second right onto Flanagan Road and follow it to the end.  Parking area is on the left.  The walk starts at 11:00am, is about 2.5 miles and should take about 1 hour. We will walk though fields and woods and pass a lovely pond.  Sorry, but due to the group size, this is a dog-free event.  Dress weather appropriate; in the event of hazardous weather, the walk will be cancelled and posted on NextDoor Harvard by 9:00am on the day of the event.

Directions to the parking lot can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/yc97bju9

HCT Annual Meeting 11/1 – “The Art of Cider Making”

Thursday, November 1st, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., at the Harvard Historical Society (PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION OF THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THE HARVARD HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 215 STILL RIVER ROAD)

Celebrity chef and raconteur Paul Correnty, author of The Art of Cider Making and founder of the largest hard cider festival in North America will be the guest speaker at the Harvard Conservation Trust’s annual meeting on November 1, 2018. In his talk, Chef Paul will examine the history, the science, and the pleasures of hard cider, a beverage with deep roots in New England’s heritage. Along with enthusiasm, Chef Paul will bring an assortment of hard ciders for the audience to taste. The meeting will be held at the Harvard Historical Society on Still River Road. From 7 -7:30 pm, HCT business portion of the annual meeting with election of new trustees and at 7:30 pm Mr. Correnty will take the floor.

Guided Forest Walk

Saturday, October 20th at 1:00 pm (Burgess-Brown Farm at the end of Murray Lane, Harvard)

Experience the peace and tranquility of Harvard’s woodlands in a new way. Certified guide Pam Frederick leads this one hour introduction to Forest Bathing or “Shinrin Yoku.” The walk includes slow, mindful walking which helps us become present to the wonders of the natural world. Contact Pam Frederick for more information and to register. pwfrederick@gmail.com or 978-460-0781 or 978-456-3312.

Run for the Hills 2018: new course, live music, and more

Please join us for the 9th annual Run for the Hills 5K trail race! Sunday October 21st; registration opens at 9:00 a.m. with 10:00 start.

New Location! Run starts and ends at Community Harvest Project orchard (115 Prospect Hill Rd) and traverses the scenic and challenging Prospect Hill Conservation area. As a less strenuous alternative, participants can register for a 2K “Orchard Walk” featuring some of the best views in Harvard.
Easy online registration at: https://www.lightboxreg.com/2018-run-for-the-hills-5k_2018. 5K registration fee is $30, with special rates for HCT members and early bird registration before 9/8, and youth ($20), orchard walk only ($20), and families ($60). Free T-shirt to all runners and walkers registered by Friday  October 5th.

All proceeds from the 5K trail race and orchard benefit the Harvard Conservation Trust!