Earth Month Guided Hikes/WCA Events


Family Earth Month Walks

Sponsored by Westford Conservation Trust and Westford Climate Action

April 2024

No registration is required for these walks. All walks will run rain or shine. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome

Saturday, April 6, 9-10:30 a.m. A Walk at O’Brien Farm

Join Gerry DiBello for a walk at the historic O’Brien farmstead on Vose Rd. O’Brien Farm has been permanently preserved by owner Charlie McColough. The trail leads through woods and fields, by a pond and wetlands, where birds abound. Walking is mostly flat and easy. Park at the farm or along the road in front. Folks can also park along Steeplechase Circle if needed. Meet Gerry at the barn area. For more information, call Gerry at: 978-692-9137


Saturday, April 13, 9-10:30 a.m. A Walk on the Emmet Land

This walk will be led by premier birder Len Palmer. The Emmet Land is a conservation area of several hundred acres of woods and streams, and surrounds a large pond. and one of the best birding areas in Westford. The area is hilly and rocky; wear sturdy hiking shoes. Meet Len at the parking area near the end of Texas Rd. For more information, call Len at: 978-392-9876


Saturday, April 20, 9-10:30 a.m. A Walk at Greystone  Pond

Westford Conservation Trust President, Rich Strazdas will lead a walk around Greystone Pond and its associated trails. This is a good birding area in the spring. The area is fairly flat, but may be muddy in places. Meet Rich at the parking lot for the Greystone Recreation Area . There is a sign on Russell’s Way for the driveway to the parking lot. For more information, call Rich at 508-340-8775.


Sunday, April 28, 1-2:30 pm The Stone Arch Bridge (NOTE: Date and Time changed due to rescheduled Town Meeting)

Join Bill Harman for a walk to the Stone Arch Bridge, one of the largest and oldest railroad bridges built entirely of huge granite blocks without mortar. The bridge spans Stony Brook and is one of Westford’s most important historic sights. There is a large beaver dam here, and numerous waterfowl. The trail is mostly flat and easy to walk. Meet Bill at the parking area on Cold Spring Rd. For more information call Bill: 603-533-0325.


For more information about these walks, call the walk leader for each walk you are interested in, or call Marian Harman at 978-692-3907. For maps and descriptions of these areas, check out the Trust’s website at