An Afternoon Walk on Warner Hill
with Emily Boss
Sunday, october 16 at 2:00 PM
This is a free event but donations are welcome, shared by Shantigar and Franklin Land Trust.
Join Shantigar and Franklin Land Trust for a walk on the Warner Hill Trail in Rowe and Charlemont, MA. This fall, on October 16, 2022, starting at 2pm at Shantigar, we’ll enjoy this public access trail across conserved land.
In 2021, five families and the Shantigar community worked together with Franklin Land Trust, MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the MA Department of Fish and Game, New England Forestry Foundation and other generous foundations and donors to conserve over 800 acres of land in Rowe and Charlemont, Massachusetts. With support from the two communities, these landowners have preserved most of a mountain—Warner Hill.
The trail runs along the crest of Warner Hill. It is a quiet rustic path for most of the way, suitable for walking and wildlife viewing. We hope the trees will be in beautiful fall color.
Please gather at the trail head on Davenport Road. It is located at the second parking area opposite the dwelling at 63 Davenport Road, Rowe, MA. Please car-pool if you can! We ask that you bring a mask and we’ll observe appropriate social distancing measures depending on Covid conditions and recommendations at the time. The trail is 2.5 miles, so the distance traveled will be about 5 miles—there and back again. We’ll walk for 2-3 hours. It is moderate difficulty, with just two steep sections at a meadow portion of the trail. If weather is rainy, we’ll find another day for the event.
Photos by Emily Boss
Emily Boss is Community Conservation Program Manager at Franklin Land Trust. She works with families, individuals and farms to conserve their land. Emily received an MS in Forest Resources from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and is a licensed forester (MA LF #410). She is also Director of the Massachusetts Woodlands Institute, a non-profit subsidiary of FLT dedicated to helping landowners and communities plan and implement responsible, long-term management of woodlands and other natural resources.