The Spot Pond Brook
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This FREE 22 page Spot Pond Brook Self Guided Tour pamphlet is available as an easy to print Adobe® PDF file. If your computer needs the PDF Reader it is available free here.
Printed copies of the Spot Pond Brook Self Guided Tour pamphlet are also available from the Friends of the Middlesex Fells (781/662-2340) and
the Department of Conservation and Recreation Botume House Visitor Center, 4 Woodland Road, Stoneham half-mile south of Stone Zoo on the east bank of Spot Pond.
From the pamphlet introduction:
"How to use this booklet: A trail has been built through the woods that link various points of historic and natural interest. The text is keyed to specific locations that are identified by 11 numbered wooden markers. After finishing the story at each stop, look around for the yellow trail blazes on the trees, or for arrow signs, and walk to the next stop. The map here will keep you on the intended course. (Tour distance: 1 Mile, Difficulty: easy to moderate.)
"Your tour takes you through the Spot Pond Brook Archaeological District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While this brochure will act as your guide, you must allow your imagination to assist you too. Listen! Smell! Look! Most of all have fun, and come back again."
The Spot Pond Brook Archaeological District in Virginia Wood is easily accessible from two parking areas. Parking is available at the lot at One Woodland Road at the intersection of Woodland Road and Pond Street (park next to the cliff) and a parking area on Pond Street.
Lookout Rock, photo Mike Ryan © 2006
Contemporary photographs by Mike Ryan
Large post cards 5 1/2" X 8 1/2"
$1.25 each; you can order directly from the Friends of the Fells at 235 West Foster Street, Melrose, MA 02176
From top: a) Lawrence Woods Pool; b) Spot Pond Brook; c) Ravine Road Hemlock Grove; d) Spot Pond Historic Postcard.
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Our popular Friends of Fells fox all cotton Cactus Green T-shirts are available in S; M; L; XL; 2XL; 3XL
The price of $16 each includes mailing and handling. Order by sending a check to Friends of Fells, 235 West Foster Street, Melrose MA 02176