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Boiling Springs Hike

Date: Saturday, November 3
Time: 9am

WRWA and Green Futures will lead a hike through conservation land in the northernmost area of the Westport River watershed.  The Boiling Spring got its name for the manner in which the underground waters bubble up to the surface.  The resulting stream is a tributary of the Westport River.  

The walk will start promptly at 9am, appropriate dress and good hiking shoes are recommended.  Pre-register by calling WRWA at 508-636-3016 or email outreach@wrwa.com.

DIRECTIONS: Roads in the Bioreserve vary from excellent to vehicle destroying. Here’s the smoothest, paved way to the trailhead: From Route I-195, travelling east take Exit 11 to Reed Rd. Go left, north, on Reed Rd. Travelling west on I-195 take Exit 11B onto Reed Rd. and continue on Reed Rd. heading north.
 
Stay on Reed Rd. which becomes North Hixville Rd. after approximately 1 1/2 miles. Continue north on North Hixville Rd. through Hixville and continue to follow North Hixville Road for approximately 1 1/3 miles. Upon passing the sign for the Road and Gun Club of New Bedford, on your right, take the next right which will be Copicut Road. Note the Copicut Chicken Farm on your right as you make the turn onto Copicut Road.
 
Travel approximately 2 miles on Copicut Road. Turn right onto Quanapoag Road which is not paved. Travel approximately 1,500 feet where you will see our vehicles parked along the south side of the road.