2013 trail building
Burlington Selectmen, Dan DiTucci (left) and Ralph Patuto listen to Lexington Selectman Norman Cohen at the dedication ceremony for the information kiosk built at the entrance to the Landlocked Forest.
Burlington Landlocked Forest - 4min from David Darby on Vimeo.
Welcome to Spring Guided Walk
Saturday, April 19
Meet at 10 am at the Turning Mill Road parking area or 9:45 in the Burlington Town Hall parking lot for a caravan to the Landlocked Forest. It will last about an hour and a half. We’ll walk the Aquifer Loop over the newly built boardwalk. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Severe weather will cancel the walk.
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- Saturday, October 19th
Eagle Scout Project
Rerouting of an eroded trail along Route 3
Led by Eagle Scout candidate Colin Raposo and the Greater Boston chapter of NEMBA
Any and all are welcome to volunteer.
Please bring work gloves and water.
Pizza will be provided.
Parking available at the Turning Mill Rd parking lot in Lexington.
Email Colin Raposo for more information:
- In June and August, more than 100 volunteers built a beautiful, sturdy 300 foot long boardwalk across the wetlands near Route 3. Under the leadership of Bill Cohn and the Greater Boston NEMBA chapter trail building experts, they also moved over 7 tons of lumber! The boardwalk was linked to the LLF trail system by more than 200 feet of new trails and a small bridge. In addition, 60 donors helped us raise $3,000 to pay a company to close a lane on Route 3, to hire a police detail, and to buy new trail markers for the revised system. Thanks to everyone who helped, including the sandwich makers!
For more information about the boardwalk building project, read this article
To see how the new boardwalk gives you a variety of different trail walking options, follow this link to our new map
Guided walks for the fall will be announced soon.
- Boy Scouts Build Trail in the Landlocked Forest
Last year, Burlington’s Boy Scout Troop 511 teamed up with members of the New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA) to build a new trail in the Landlocked Forest. The project – coordinated with the Friends of the Landlocked Forest and approved by the Burlington Board of Selectmen – created a trail that makes access to the property and its trail system easier for residents of all ages. The existing trail under the power lines from the Lexington parking lot is quite steep in places and is less suited for the casual walker. NEMBA’s certified trail builders showed the scouts how to use their tools safely and the whole crew headed out to the pre-marked trail. After four hours of removing branches, rocks, vines, loose soil, and other obstacles the trail was finished. The next step is a bench or two that will be built as part of an Eagle Scout project.
- Volunteers Build new Boardwalk in the Landlocked Forest
More than 25 volunteers turned out to build a new boardwalk in the Burlington Landlocked Forest on Saturday, May 7th. The project was carried out by the Friends of the Burlington Landlocked Forest and the Boston chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA). The 140-foot boardwalk crosses a rocky stream and wetland area and connects the eastern and western sections of the forest. The boardwalk is made from arsenic-free pressure treated wood and is expected to last at least 25 years. The Burlington Board of Selectmen approved the project and the Friends of the Landlocked Forest raised $1,600 from more than 60 donors to pay for the materials. NEMBA provided both experienced volunteers and the specialized tools needed to create a boardwalk in the forest.
Click here to Watch the Volunteers Build the Boardwalk
Photo Fundraiser: Support the Friends of the Landlocked Forest by purchasing a photo of the Landlocked Forest. We also offer photo puzzles, T-shirts, aprons, tote bags, mousepads, mugs and bookmarks. All proceeds will go to support our organization.