Trail Alerts

Trail Alert: Myopia Hunter Pace this Sunday 5/20

| May 18, 2018

Trail Alert!

Please be aware that Myopia Hunt will be holding their 2018 Spring Hunter Pace this Sunday, May 20th, from 9am to 2:30pm.  They will be riding in the Myopia Schooling Field, Harvard Woods, and Pingree Reservation.  Please plan your weekend trail activities with this in mind.  For more information, please check out their website here.  Thank you!

Trail Alert: Paving at Bradley Palmer

| May 18, 2018

Trail Alert!

The Asbury Street entrance and parking lot of Bradley Palmer will be closed today (5/18), Monday (5/21), and Tuesday (5/22) from 6:30am to 4pm for paving.  You may still access the park from the Highland Street entrance during this time.

 

Trail Alert: Bridle Trails Open

| May 9, 2018

Trail Alert!

The bridle trails at Appleton Farms, Groton House Farm and Turner Hill Farm are now open for equestrian use.  Please continue to use caution in areas where the footing may be soft, and stay to the edges of any fields (do NOT go across fields). Reminders: No galloping or jumping.  No dogs.  Beware of donkeys training for ECTA’s Trail Jamboree Donkey race.  Also, please let ECTA know of any fallen trees on Winthrop trails.  Thank you!

Trail Alert: Spring Run in Willowdale on Sat. May 5th

| May 2, 2018

Trail Alert!

For all trail users:  ECTA will be hosting our annual Spring for the Trails Half Marathon in Willowdale State Forest this Saturday, May 5th.  Below is a map of our course. There will be runners along this route from 8am to 12pm, so please be courteous and avoid this area during this time.  We very much appreciate it!

Trail Alert: Be Aware of Soft Trails and Fields

| April 27, 2018

Trail Alert!

Spring is here!  With the rain comes our seasonal reminder to all trail users to please be cautious of leaving ruts or prints on the soft trails!  We also ask for all equestrians to not ride in the middle of soft fields, which may leave dangerous footing for other users.  Thank you for helping us keep the trails in good shape for everyone.

Trail Alert: Be aware of soft trails

| February 21, 2018

Trail Alert!

Usually we are talking about snow in February, but with our current warm snap we would like to remind all trail users to please be cautious of leaving ruts or prints on the soft trails!  We also ask for all equestrians to not ride on the Schooling Field during this wet time as well.  Thank you for helping us keep the trails in good shape for everyone.

Trail Alert: Logging on Winthrop Street in Hamilton

| January 22, 2018

Trail Alert!

With the recent warm weather, we know people are anxious to get out and enjoy the trails.  However, riders please be aware that there is logging taking place on Winthrop Street in Hamilton for the next couple of weeks.  You may want to avoid this area while the forest management is taking place.

Trail Alert: Trails CLOSED for Season

| November 29, 2017

Trail Alert!

ALL TRAILS ON WINTHROP PROPERTY EXCEPT GROTON HOUSE FARM DRIVEWAYS BETWEEN HIGHLAND AND WINTHROP STREETS  ARE CLOSED DECEMBER 1 – MAY 1.  This includes all of Groton House Farm, Turner Hill Farm and Collarbone Field.  Please be considerate of our landowner’s request to stay off the trails during the winter season.  We will notify you in the spring when the trails reopen. 

ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATION:  The connector at Turner Hill Golf Course (please click link for map) is open year-round.  The Turner Hill Farm (Winthrop Property) is closed.

 

Trail Alert: Stone Cat trail run in Willowdale on Saturday, Nov. 4

| November 3, 2017

Trail Alert!

The Stone Cat Marathon trail run will be taking place in Willowdale State Forest this Saturday, Nov. 4th from 6:15am until 7:15 pm.

There will be 400 runners out on the trails in Willowdale.  Please avoid this area during the race.  For more race information, check out the Stone Cat website here.

Trail Alert: Race on Saturday at Appleton Farms

| September 22, 2017

Trail Alert!

Please be aware that there is a trail running race happening at Appleton Farms this Saturday (Sept. 23) from 2-4 p.m.   The event will go on both the trails of the Farms and the Grass Rides, with roughly 600 runners in total.

For further information on the race, please go to www.runforAmy.com, and any questions can be directed to the race coordinator at franklin@runforamy.com.