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Red Bridge at back of Horn Pond Lagoon

WREN presents "Horn Pond Out Back" on Sunday, May 15 & Thursday, May 19

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 12:13pm

Have you walked Horn Pond and wondered what was out in back of the Lagoon but were afraid to take that dirt road for fear of getting lost? Then come along on this free and open to the public walk on Sunday, May 15th at 9:00 am and on Thursday, May 19th at 4:00 pm. The Thursday program has a rain date of Friday, May 20th at 4:00 pm. Both walks will begin at Ice House Park on Sturgis Street.

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Although the Friends of Mary Cummings Park Photo Walk did not take place this November, it is back for the month of December! Stop by the beautiful Mary Cummings Park on Saturday, December 1 from 10am to noon to take pictures with Burlington photographer Jon Sachs. Jon has extensive experience with nature photography.

Mary Cummings Park is the 12th largest public parkland inside of Route 128 and is located in Burlington and Woburn, off of the Cambridge Street town line. The park has 210 acres of woodlands, wetlands and meadows, presenting numerous opportunities for recreation and artisitic creations.

Participants in the walk will meet at Blanchard Road, near the big blue water tower. To see a map of the park, click here.

I didn't realize it was Earth Day when I set out for a walk around nearby Horn Pond.  I'm simply looking to get back into the swing of a regular exercise routine now that temperate weather is upon us here.  But soaking in this early spring morning certainly wound up being a compelling way to start Earth Day 2009.