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Did you know there is more to the Trustees in the Northeast than just Crane Estate and Appleton Farms? Let us show you around properties you might not have heard of to expand your hiking repertoire and learn more about the natural history of the area.
This property is truly a gem. Agassiz Rock enjoys reasy access, being located right off Rt. 128, Exit 15 (School St. Essex/Manchester). While it contains only 1.5 miles ot trails, its hilly terrain makes for an invigorating two-hour hike over trails that range from moderate to strenuous. What makes this place special is that it packs a ton of great natural features into a compact experience: massive glacial erratics (giant boulders plucked from bedrock and carried far away by the last glacier) perched atop granite outcroppings offering views to the sea; lichen gardens akin to those found in the deep ravines of the white mountains; and a beech/hemlock forrest that provides enough beauty and peacefulness to stir the soul.
Bring water and dress for the weather to maximize comfort. Unless otherwise communicated, Neighbor Property Hikes will convene at that property, not at Crane Estate. The starting location and other relevant details for all hikes, kayak paddles, and river boat trips will be emailed to registrants the day before the event at the address provided upon registration. If you prefer to have this information over the phone, please call us using the contact information provided at the left.
Weather cancellation policy: All trips will take place rain or shine with the following exceptions: If there is a high confidence that thunder and lightning will be present, we may cancel a trip up to one hour in advance. If the forecast is for steady and heavy rain all day, we may decide to cancel by 3pm on the day before the event. If either of these happens, all registrants will be notified by email and/or phone with as much notice as possible.