Pingree Forest Trail

Georgetown, Massachusetts

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A hardwood forest of maple, oak, and hickory near a residential area, providing year-round recreation. Oaks, white pines, and a few shagbark hickories of 80 to 90 feet leave the impression this forest has been in existence since the founding of Georgetown. Special Features: woodland birds and flowers, closed to motorized recreation vehicles, and mature hardwood forests. Pingree Forest Trail and a few shagbark hickories of 80 to 90 feet leave the impression this forest has been in existence since the founding of Georgetown. In about 300 yards, to the right of the trail near a white birch, is a cellar hole bearing witness to earlier inhabitants in this area. Massachusetts Farther along the trail, low-growing pipsissewa plants, with five to seven shiny, green, toothed leaves, grow in the verdant mosses on the forest floor.
Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine

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Nature Walks along the Seacoast: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, & Maine

by Julia Older & Steve Sherman (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

A hardwood forest of maple, oak, and hickory near a residential area, providing year-round recreation. Oaks, white pines, and a few shagbark hickories of 80 to 90 feet leave the impression this forest has been in existence since the founding of Georgetown. Special Features: woodland birds and flowers, closed to motorized recreation vehicles, and mature hardwood forests.

Pingree Forest Trail and a few shagbark hickories of 80 to 90 feet leave the impression this forest has been in existence since the founding of Georgetown. In about 300 yards, to the right of the trail near a white birch, is a cellar hole bearing witness to earlier inhabitants in this area.
Massachusetts Farther along the trail, low-growing pipsissewa plants, with five to seven shiny, green, toothed leaves, grow in the verdant mosses on the forest floor.

©  Julia Older & Steve Sherman/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Georgetown
Distance: 1.8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Contacts: Georgetown - Rowley State Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Pingree Forest Trail

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