Red Acre Woodlands
Your hike through the varied woodlands can begin on Red Acre Rd or South Acton Rd with a trail between. Enjoy a stroll over eskers surrounded by upland forests and along boardwalks through wooded wetlands. Side loops take you into a grove of beech trees and blueberry stands. A highlight is when the spice pepper bushes bloom in August, filling the woods with a lovely aroma and a sea of white flowers. This trail can be combined with a walk through Captain Sargent property for a longer hike.
Directions: primary access is from a roadside pull-off on South Acton Road, half a mile on the right after turning off of West Acton Road. For alternative access, there is a pull-off on Red Acre Road, half a mile on the left when turning off of Great Road (Rt. 117).