History Hikes

New England is full of history and our preserves are no exception! Each property has a story to tell and remnants of the past await discovery. Are you ready to get out and study some local history? Here are a few great places to start:

Reading the Land Like an Archaeologist

Follow the link above to download this document which is designed to help beginners recognize remnants of a bygone era.

Dr. John Champlin Glacier Park

This preserve has educational signage along the trails depicting glacial activity and ancient animals that once roamed the shoreline!

Click Here: Glacier Park History Booklet

Wahaneeta Preserve

Follow the link below to download a History Hike with map:

Click Here: History Hike Talking Points and Activity

Avondale Farm Preserve

Click Here: History of Avondale


Don’t see what you’re looking for? Give us a call. We’re happy to share more information from our office’s history files. We also welcome volunteer history buffs to share their knowledge. If you’re interested in researching a preserve’s history, please contact us.