Hike with Malcolm

Hike around the Indian Head River with the Wildlands Trust Trail Guy for our last Hike with Malcolm of 2018! This 5-mile loop hike circles the upper Indian Head Reservoir crossing through Hanover, Hanson, and Pembroke. We'll start at the Town of Hanover's Luddam's Ford Park and head west upstream along trails and the old railroad bed to Broadway St. Here we'll cross the river via bridge and enter into Town of Hanson Open Space to head back downstream. Finally, we'll end up at Wildlands Trust's Tucker Preserve in Pembroke and cross the Elm St. bridge back to Luddam's Ford in Hanover. Bring a lunch and picnic with us at Luddam's Ford upon completion of the hike!

The Indian Head River is a major tributary to the North River with the majority of its shoreline protected in conservation. The habitat here is rare in Southeastern Massachusetts, with elm, hickory, ash, oak, and black birch at the river's edge and shady stands of hemlock up the river banks. Giant boulders, rock outcroppings, historic stone walls, and abandoned infrastructure help to paint a picture of the complex geological and human history along the Indian Head. 

Ages 12+. Leashed dogs welcome.

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Address is approx. 268 Elm St., Hanover, MA.

From the South:

Take route 3 north to exit 12 for route 139.
Turn right onto route 139 west / Church St.
In 2 miles, turn right onto Washington St.
Continue straight onto route 139 west / route 53 north / Columbia Rd.
Turn left onto Broadway St. 
Turn left onto Elm St. 
Luddam's Ford Park will be on the right - look for the brown wooden sign.

From the North:

Take route 3 south to exit 13 for route 53.
Turn right onto route 53 south.
In 3 miles, turn right onto Broadway St.
Turn left onto Elm St. 
Luddam's Ford Park will be on the right - look for the brown wooden sign.