Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Walk through Lexington

Lexington has four upcoming events that allow you to see fall in all its splendor.

Lexington Autumn Leaves
Thursday, October 17 from 2:30-4:00pm
This walk is geared for children in grades 2 – 5 accompanied by an adult. Join Karen Longeteig for a walk around the Buckman Tavern 'arboretum' to gather and identify autumn leaves and hear tree stories.
Wear boots or be prepared to have muddy shoes. The walk will take place in light drizzle, but will be cancelled if it pours.  Call walk leader if in doubt.
Meet at the Visitors Center on the Buckman Tavern grounds. Street and municipal lot parking are available.
Contact: Walk Leader: Karen Longeteig   781-862-4094

Walk Across Lexington
Sunday, October 20 from 9:30am-12:30pm
Take a walk on the second section of the new ACROSS Lexington trail system. ACROSS Lexington (Accessing Conservation land, Recreation areas, Open space, Schools and Streets in Lexington) will eventually consist of 40 miles of well marked walking, jogging and off-road biking routes connecting all of Lexington. This will be the inaugural walk on a wonderful new 4.5-mile route that will traverse several conservation areas, recreation areas and school property.
The route will consist of: Clarke Street, Lincoln Field, Bridge School, the Old Res, Marrett Road, a residential neighborhood, Clarke School, Dunback Meadow, Cotton Farm, Upper Vine Brook, Highland Avenue and back to town along the bikeway. 
This is a wonderful way to socialize on a quiet Sunday morning and meet people in Lexington that you may not know. Everyone will learn (and share) some Lexington history and interesting town facts and you'll get some excellent exercise. 
Severe inclement weather will cancel the walk. Meet at the rear of the Depot in Lexington Center.
Contact: Walk Leader: Rick Abrams   339-927-4345

Halloween Walk through the Old Burying Ground
Saturday, October 26 from 6:30-8:00pm
Start at the Depot Building and march to fifes and drums into the Old Burying Ground to meet Colonials of the past who will tell you their story. Good for children 5 and up. Advance reservations and tickets available by contacting the Historical Society. Visit their website at
Location: Lexington Depot Building. Contact: Lexington Historical Society   781-862-1703

Post Thanksgiving Holiday Walk
Saturday, November 30 from 1:00-3:00pm
Work off some of those Thanksgiving calories with CLC's First Annual Post Thanksgiving Walk. We will explore Whipple Hill and the new trail improvement structures built this past summer.
Wear sturdy hiking boots and bring a walking stick if you have one, as trails are steep. 
Heavy rain or snow cancels the walk. Meet at the Winchester Drive entrance. 
Maps of conservation lands can be found at
Contact: Walk Leader: Keith Ohmart   781-862-6216

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