65 Ames St, Methuen, Massachusetts
Annual potluck cookout – contact Rachel to find out what needs bringing.
If you have never joined us before please consider coming by for a bite.
Tim Vermette spent yesterday removing tires from the north end of the rail trail.
We are slowly getting all the OLD tires from the swampy areas around the MSPCA and the Bird Sanctuary.
Please email us with any new tire dumping sightings and if you happen to feel like doing a little tire wrangling in any area of the trail.
Just pull the tire to the shoulder of the trail and email us its location, and we will make it go away.
From 8 am to 1 pm
Meetup at the Manchester St. Park on the Lawrence end of the trail.
Send an email to let us know if you want to volunteer!
Last Weekend we had some Boy Scouts from the Lowell/Dracut troop volunteer to rearrange some of our Rocks down at the depot. The goal is to get more and more of the granite slabs out of piles in and into other areas. In the end we should be able to start landscaping the area in front of the Depot and start picking curbing slabs for placement as seating in other areas of the Rail Trail.
Thanks to all that helped!
A few of us got out on the trail and continued the trail cutting work begun by Art, Fran and Jim. Between Jim and Tim, you can now follow the south side of the Utility Corridor fence all the way nearly to the river along rt 213. There is a CUT OFF point which will soon be marking, where you can fork off and go around the backside of the runoff pond (the one next to the trail) and come back around to ‘the point’ and the trail which leads back towards the Bridge. In essense what has been cut very closely resembles the handdrawn map which we started with.
We will continue to widen trails to accomodate snow shoeing and mark the major paths. There are many small tributary deer trails you can follow for birdwatching and wildlife sighting. There are many many tracks and signs, including a lot of beaver evidence.
Please think about visiting the Sanctuary in winter.
Steve Albert has been out on the trail with his camera
The Methuen Trail
The Salem Bike Ped Corridor from Hampshire St to the Race Track
Please visit more of Steve’s Virtual Hiking and Virtual Cycling tours of rail trails, many of them local.