BLACKSTONE VALLEY, Mass. - The Blackstone River Watershed Association will host a winter hike Jan. 26 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Purgatory Chasm State Reservation in Sutton.
Hikers will explore one of the lesser known trails in the Reservation.
Susan Thomas, program assistant for the BRWA and natural History guide for Mass Audubon at Broad Meadow Brook, will take participants on a scenic hike from the hemlock and oak groves of the park past wetlands and streams down to “Little Purgatory” – a spot often overlooked by visitors who come to view the Park’s famous namesake chasm.
Along the way, Thomas will share her knowledge of the plants and wildlife of the area as well as the historical and geological features of this renowned state reservation.
This will be a moderate 1.5 mile hike. The ground is uneven and could be snow covered or muddy depending on the weather. Wear appropriate footwear and bring water.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information or to reserve a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-278-5200.