June 6 (10:00AM at the FREC -or- 11:15AM Purple Heart or Silver Stream trails)
Forests, Streams & Bogs: exploring Jackson trails!
Celebrating National Trails Day, the Jackson Pathfinders will host hikes at multiple locations. Three guided hikes are being offered. Start at the Forest Resource Education Center (495 Don Connor) for the Forest Discovery Trail led by a FREC naturalist (10:00 a.m.), then choose to depart by your vehicle to either the Purple Heart Trail (805 East Vets, 11:15 a.m.) or the Silver Stream/Steve Kitay Trails (255 Frank Applegate, 11:15 a.m.) led by Jackson Pathfinders. Directions to subsequent hikes will be provided at the FREC. If you wish, you may also go directly to Purple Heart or Silver Stream trail heads at 11:15 a.m.
The Pathfinders recently held a trail beautification day along the Purple Heart trail. We met at the main entrance off East Veterans Hwy, but then drove over to the Butterfly Road entrance as we wanted to focus on trimming around the East Cranberry Bog which needed some widening and brush cutting. We also cleaned some trash, but there are 2 areas that require further work to remove some heavier and stuck items. All-in-all it was great day. The sun was shining and and spring was finally in the air!
Hiked and did some trail trimming/widening and trash pickup along the Northeast Cranberry Bog
Alex Eisenschmied completed his Troop 82 Eagle Scout Project in December 2014, and was awarded the Eagle Badge at an Eagle Court of Honor on March 29th. For years people will enjoy the resting benches along the Steve Kitay Trail. Congratulations Alex on your fantastic achievement! -- The Jackson Pathfinders
Alex Eisenschmied's Eagle Scout Project in 2014/2015 along the Steve Kitay Living Trail (Metedeconk Preserve, Frank Applegate Rd)