Conservation efforts by The Trustees, Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust, Westport Land Conservation Trust, Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game, and Department of Agricultural Resources make it possible to walk from river to river almost entirely on protected land.
And these protection efforts continue. This year’s route will feature a critical addition to this expanding greenway — over 30 acres of woodland and wetland habitat in Westport protected by WLCT and the Trustees this past summer through the donation of a conservation restriction by landowners Ed Rooney and Bette Low.
This is a chance to experience sections of trail not normally open to the public – and get a little workout before the Super Bowl.
Hikers will stretch their legs on a 6-mile walk from the Slocum’s River Reserve to the Westport Rivers Winery. The winery will open its doors to greet hikers with tastings and bottles of local wine available for purchase.
The walk begins at noon at the Slocum’s River Reserve parking lot on Horseneck Road in Dartmouth. Transportation will be provided back to your car in plenty of time to get home for kickoff.
Wear proper footwear — trails may be icy, snow covered, or muddy. The walk is $5 per car for Trustees and WLCT members and $10 per car for nonmembers with an additional charge for wine tastings. For more information or to register for the walk, call 508-636-4693 x103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.