Southeast MA

Southeast MA

Bird Street Conservation Area

1258 West St
Stoughton  Massachusetts  02072
United States

Easy

30%

Moderate

55%

Difficult

15%

Description

The Bird Street Conservation area is part of a 580 acre parcel that also includes Libby Farm, and Stoughton Memorial Conservation lands and the C. W. Welch Fish & Game Preserve. Many of the trails are marked with colored markers blue, green, yellow and orange. But a few, notably the more technical ones that go over rock outcropings in the Southern section of the parcel, aren't. In all there are about 10 miles of trails to explore ranging from easy to quite technical.

There are two parking areas. One at 90 Bird Street is small holding only a car or two. The one at the Bradley Lessa Memorial playground at 1258 West Street is much larger and a better entry point for the trails.

I'd suggest bringing a copy of the above maps. The first is a Strava route that hits most of the main trails. The trails over by Planet fitness though are probably best avoided in all but the dryest of seasons.

You'll find a lot more trails than are on either of these maps.

Other than locals, few people are aware of or have explored these trails.  You can be among them.

Be sure to read the trail descriptions at the bottom of this MAP. Read more about Bird Street Conservation Area

Local Shops

BikeBarn

Wheelworks

Landry's

Local Eats

Town Spa Pizza

SE MA NEMBA Foxboro Bridge Build

Date

10/22/17 (All day)

F Gilbert Hills Barton Boardwalk Build

Please Join the DCR and NEMBA on Sunday October 22, 2017 in building a boardwalk on a popular connector trail in the F Gilbert Hills State Forest in Foxborough.

The Boardwalk will be approximately 45' feet long.  Volunteers will help carry tools and material to the build site which is a short hike from Lakeview Road.

Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, eye protection, and water.  NEMBA has a small inventory of gloves and eye protection if you do not have these items.  NEMBA will also provide tools but please bring a cordless drill/driver or hammer if you have one you are comfortable with(We always seems to run low on juice).  

The Boardwalk will be approximately 45 feet long. Volunteers will help carry tools and material to the build site, which is a short hike from Lakeview Road.

We will meet at the parking lot on Mill St. across from HQ. Approximate address for GPS is 86 Mill St, Foxboro, MA 02035.

Please arrive by 8:45 for registration and to enjoy some Coffee and Donuts.

At 9:00 am, we will discuss the build and safety then carpool over to the work site.

We should be done by Noon and NEMBA will provide lunch.

For those with energy, there will be post lunch rides and a hike and we can try out the new boardwalk!

Late breaking details will be on this Facebook page.

  Read more about SE MA NEMBA Foxboro Bridge Build

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Dave Riding
dvriding@gmail.com
508-264-1738

SE MA NEMBA Wompatuck Trail Care Day

Date

10/14/17 (All day)

Help us Saturday, Oct. 14th in maintaining and clearing up the trails. 

Arrive by 8:30.  We'll split up into groups, sized for each project, and hit the trails by 9:00.

Food will be provided around noon and there will be a ride will for those who want to.

Hope to see you there.  This will be the second to last Trail Care day for Wompatuck in 2017.

Late breaking details will br posted on this Facebook Page. Read more about SE MA NEMBA Wompatuck Trail Care Day

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Tim Friedmann
friedmannt@hotmail.com

SE MA NEMBA REI Grant Award/Breakfast/Ride

Event Date

9/17/17 (All day)

The Friends of the Blue Hills received a $5000 REI grant which SE MA NEMBA used to build a bridge.

REI would like to celebrate that by hosting an award ceremony breakfast at 9:00 AM in the pavilion at Houghtons Pond.

All are welcome to attend. But we need to do a head count to get an idea of how many people to expect. 

So let me know if you can make it.

After the award ceremony, about 10:00, there will be a led mountain bike ride.  You do not have to be at the breakfast to do the ride.

Hope to see you there.

  Read more about SE MA NEMBA REI Grant Award/Breakfast/Ride

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

All Levels

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Steve Cobble

SE MA NEMBA Alt50 Ride

Event Date

9/24/17 (All day)
SE MA NEMBA will be hosting it's ALT50 ride on Sunday 9/24. It's called the ALT50 with a salute to our friends who have the time and energy to ride the VT50, but we couldn’t make it (this year…)
 
The other difference is, it’s not 50 MILES, it’s 50 Kilometers. That’s the equivalent of 31 miles. So not as grueling, less climbing, which leaves way more energy for FUN! AND it’s local!
Riders will have the option of doing all three parks, The Blue Hills, Adams Farm and Cutler Park in that order. Or they can join in part way along on the ride.
 
The ride will leave The Blue Hills at 7:00 AM. From the big Houghton’s Pond Lot on Hillside Street. Expect to ride some stuff you’ve never seen before, with maybe some surprises along the way. Keep an open mind.
 
It will get to Adams Farm about 10:00 and to Cutler Park about Noon. None of the rides will be overly technical, just enough to keep it interesting…
 
We will need co-leaders who know any of the three parks, and designated sweeps. (We’ll limit riding groups to 6 in each including the leader, but no limit on how many groups…!)
Following the ride there will be a BBQ hosted by Bob Khederian at around 3:00 PM. (We will park at his house and do the Cutler loop)
 
So, do 1,2,3 parks, either way there’s a party at the end!
We will be driving to and from each park, so hopefully we will have some carpooling..
Contact me for more details.
 
781.254.8796
For more info, call me, it's still better 

Chapter

State

Massachusetts

Ride Level

Advanced-intermediate
Advanced

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Steve Cobble
781-254-8796

Cape Cod & SE MA NEMBA Tuesday Morning Mellow Ride

Event Date

9/4/17 (All day)

I will be leading a social ride at the Trail of Tears in Marstons Mills MA Tuesday morning starting at 9:00 AM.

The pace will be mellow and we'll, mostly, stick to the flatter singletracks. No one will be dropped.

If you'd like to join us, jusr be at the 1590 Race Lane parking lot by 8:45 so that we can get off on time.

Hope to see you there.  :-) Read more about Cape Cod & SE MA NEMBA Tuesday Morning Mellow Ride

Location

Barnstable, MA

Chapter

Ride Level

Novice
Advanced-novice

Ride Style

XC

Ride Leader Name

Bill Boles

SE MA NEMBA Landmine Clip & Ride

Date

8/27/17 (All day)

TIME TO PRUNE THE RACE COURSE!!

It's that time of year again to clear out all those branches so no one looses an eye during the race.   
We'll be meeting at the Visitor Center between 8-8:30 then breaking into groups and heading out onto the course.
If you have shears bring them, if not we have more than enough to go around.
We are also providing a pizza lunch after ride at the visitor center. Hope to see you there!

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Dave Farrell
dfarrell@merlinone.com

SE MA NEMBA Trail Day @ Massasoit

Date

8/6/17 9:00am to 1:15pm

Join us for a trail cleanup that will ready the trails for a park fundraiser, the Secret Squirrel MTB Race! The work that we do will clean the trails up for the rest of the summer and into the fall which will make riding and hiking more amazing than ever.

This work will be done on foot. If you bring your bike please wait to ride until after we're done. We'd like to split up into groups and each thoroughly cover smaller sections of trail.

WHAT TO BRING:

Water!!!!
Gloves
Bug Spray
Hand Tools: Shovels, rakes, snips, hedge clippers, hand saws

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Dale Higgins
dalehiggins21@icould.com

SE MA NEMBA Wompatuck Bridge Build

Date

7/23/17 8:30am

We will be re-building the South Field bridge on Sunday July 23.

The plan is to meet at Wompy's Visitor's Center at 8:30 and then drive out to South Field.

In order to speed up the installation, we are planning to use deck screws instead of nails.  If you have a battery-operated screw gun (and extra batteries!), please bring them.

Otherwise just bring some gloves and bug spray.

We intend to be done by around lunch time and SE MA NEMBA and the Friends of Wompatuck will provide a pizza lunch.

The more people that are there the quicker this will go.  Hope to see you there.

Location

Wompatuck State Park, Hingham MA

Chapter

SE Mass

Trail

Event Leader

Steve Cobble
cobblestv@gmail.com
781-254-8796

Cape Cod NEMBA Trail of Tears Work Day

Date

7/9/17 (All day)

Cape Cod NEMBA will be building picnic tables and repairing bridges at the Race Lane parking lot of the Trail of Tears. When the work is done we'll also be going for a ride.

Mett at the parking lot at 9:00 AM.   In addition to your bike bring a hammer and some work gloves.

This will be a fun event and we'll enjoy the picnic tables for yeasrto come.

Hope to see you there.

Chapter

Cape Cod

Trail

Event Leader

Mike Dube
dubati@comcast.net

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