100 Acre Wood Hike

Wednesday April 27, 2022

Ten of us met at Fairhaven Park for an afternoon hike in the 100 Acre Woods.  I had promised 5 miles of hiking, some tree Gnomes, a really nice pond and not much elevation gain.  I think most of the hikers would say I delivered on three out of four.  We did hike 5 miles, the Gnomes were interesting (see the photos), and the pond was really nice.  As for the elevation gain that is more a matter of opinion.   The starting elevation was 90 feet and the highest point reached was 290 feet but we did range up and down between those extremes several times.  We had a pleasant stop at Hoag’s Pond where we got to watch some very young ducks skitter around presumably looking for their mother.  The weather cooperated wonderfully, we had dappled sunlight filtering through the trees for the whole time.  It was a surprising workout for an in-town afternoon hike.  We had a very enjoyable group to hike with.

Photos on the MBC Flickr Album Page.

Ed Alm