We arrived at beautiful snow-frosted woods for our Saturday outing and hiked in a magical winter wonderland. The temperature was 37° when we left home in Amherst, but it was a perfect 32° at the Sugar Shack lot in East Concord. We hiked about 4 miles, covering the two main loops on the Silent Wood and Old Scarbuck Trails. There was no need for micro-spikes or snowshoes. Our fun group of 9 enjoyed Dresser Creek views and crossings, tossing snowballs, tree identifications, pleasant conversations, and homemade cookie sharing. It was absolutely wonderful to savor the picturesque snowy woods, especially after the recent blizzard and rainy spell.
– Janet and David Kowalski