Location: Prouty Woods, 32 Foster Street, Littleton, MA
Outdoor Fun and Learning for the Whole Family on May 20
Plan to attend Littleton’s 2017 Hidden Treasure Program – Prouty Woods: A Family’s Legacy – in historic Littleton Center on Saturday, May 20, from 10 am-3 pm. It is a free outdoor event with activities for everyone. Prouty Woods Conservation area is at 32 Foster Street behind the gazebo at Fay Park. There is parking on Foster Street and adjacent local areas.
Youngsters will enjoy the Native American story with related craft project at 11 am, the display of Native Animals by Rick Roth at 2 pm, a self-guided Story-Book Walk, and a Kids’ Herb Class at 1 pm. The Herb class sponsored by the Littleton Community Farm (LCF) requires preregistration at www.littletoncommunityfarm.org. Everyone is invited to take part in guided walks, including an Early-Birds’ Bird Walk from 8 to 10 AM, and a walk to explore forest management and geology by staff of NE Forestry Foundation (NEFF) at 10:30 AM. The LCF Medicinal Herb Walk at 10:30 am requires preregistration at www.littletoncommunityfarm.org. Or take a self-guided walk on trails marked by signs to indicate natural features, such as glacial landscapes, soil layers, the shore line on Long Lake, and the view from the top of Wilderness Hill to the Monadnocks in NH.
Who are the Proutys? A special exhibit featuring five generations of the Prouty Family will be open from 10 am to 3 pm in the conference room at NEFF Headquarters. Come between 1 and 3 pm to meet Pamela Prouty Ikauniks, and to share memories of Don and Carey and their legacy of Prouty Woods.
The program is part of Freedom’s Way Hidden Treasure Project. It is co-sponsored by the Littleton Conservation Trust, the Historical Society, NEFF, the Littleton Community Farm, and the Littleton Conservation and Historical Commissions.