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

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 12:13pm
Red Bridge at back of Horn Pond Lagoon

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.

Out behind the Lagoon at Horn Pond lie several different environments with different plant life, different animals and a different history! Find out why there is a large pine grove in what was once a sand and gravel pit. See some of spring’s prettiest wildflowers. Learn about the varied wildlife found here. Find out about the history of this area and why it looks like it does. We will talk about the geology of the area and how it helped shape the way it is today as well as what it might have looked like 100 years ago.

This Conservation Area is part of the Horn Pond recreation area. Wear good walking shoes and bring insect repellant and sun block. Please, no pets. Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours. For further information email mothernature@rcn.com or call 617-697-1963. This program is sponsored by W.R.E.N. (Woburn Residents Environmental Network) www.GoWREN.org

  Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area together with over sixty partners from the 45 towns and cities within its bounds announce Hidden Treasures 2016, a nine-day regional celebration. Beginning Saturday, May 14th through Sunday, May 22nd, communities across the 994 square mile Freedom’s Way area, home to over 750,000 people, will offer free public programs featuring one or more “hidden treasures” in their town.

From nature hikes and museum open houses to urban walking tours and art events, Hidden Treasures 2016 offers a diversity of activities that highlight the many cultural, historical and natural treasures of our region. This year’s website, www.discoverhiddentreasures.org, is a great resource to plan your regional adventure from the more than 100 activities offered.

Freedom's Way connects the people, places and communities of the Heritage Area through preservation, conservation and educational initiatives to protect and promote our shared resources and to encourage residents and visitors to explore our landscape, history and culture. The Freedom’s Way Heritage Association works in partnership with the National Park Service to support the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Air Jordan VI Low