After a long winter and a chilly spring, now is the perfect time to enjoy the fresh air and reconnect with nature. Did you know, thanks to the hard work and commitment of the Sudbury Valley Trustees, there is a trail that connects Stearns Farm directly to the Pipeline Trail of Callahan State Park next door? Perfect for walking the dog, relaxing after a long work day or staying active on the weekends, the Baiting Brook-Welch Reservation is a hidden gem waiting for visitors.
So as the CSA share pick ups start next month and you find yourself with some free time, why not explore with a peaceful hike around the trails? If you walk past the pavilion, keep going past the Porta Potty on your left and you will see a wooden post with the trail map. Take a right and head down into the beautiful forest, with the neighboring farm on your left.
If you keep bearing to the right, you will eventually end up on the other side of the farm fields:
For more information about the land and how it connects to Stearns’ own history, visit the SVT information page.
Ember also invites CSA members to utilize the Stearns parking lot when the Callahan lots are full (and on most weekends, they usually fill up by mid-morning). So grab your water bottle, some sunscreen and enjoy the warmer weather with a walk in the woods. Just remember to check for ticks!