Friends of Pine Hawk Community Service Events

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These events focus around the Trail Though Time, a heritage trail through town-owned conservation lands in North Acton, Massachusetts. The Trail includes sites and stone structures representative of two distinct cultures, the colonial and the Native American, that existed both serially and concurrently within a relatively small geographical area.

Our first community service event was held on Sunday afternoon, November 17, 2013. It was an enormous success! Over 32 people, from all age groups, came out for a trail clearing and cleanup day which allowed for two kiosks and for the opening of a second Native American site along the Trail.

The second community service day is planned for the afternoon of Sunday, April 27, 2014. The task is to clear a short path to a third stone pile cluster along the Trail Through Time.  This site, the Princess Pine cluster, is located off the main TTT route halfway between the Plantain and Blueberry clusters that volunteers worked on last year and the Trail’s Davis Road entrance.  The short path from the Trail to the ceremonial site needs to be brushed out, cleared of dead wood and saplings.  To volunteer, please contact Bob Ferrara at rferrara (at) or Linda McElroy at meadowpond (at)

The trail clearing work will begin at 1 p.m. Beforehand volunteers are invited to The Local Table in West Acton for an 11:30 a.m. brunch, where we will provide background on the fascinating history and archeology of this site, the largest undeveloped tract of land in Acton.