It was billed as a snowshoe outing, but a dearth of snow cover made it just a regular hike led by Conservation Commission volunteers into a remote park on the far side of Interstate-93.
In fact, the only way to reach the site is to go through Tewksbury.
But that didn’t bother at least a dozen or so hikers who headed out on Sunday, Jan. 21 to enjoy the slightly warming temperatures and the inch or two of snow still left on the ground.
This particular hike led trekkers into the Lighting Tree Reservation, a beautiful property located along the Shawsheen River and adjacent to property owned by AVIS.
The hike was led by Conservation Overseers Burt Batcheller and Bob Rauseo, who gave a history of the land and a discussion of its natural features. The hike was about 1-1/4 miles and took about 2-1/2 hours.