Woodland - Winter 2020 - 6

FORESTS & FAMILIES

Cutthroat Brook Tree Farm
& North Quabbin Land Trust
Provide Accessible Trails
BY ZACH DELUCA

This article originally appeared in the Sept. 7, 2020 edition of the Greenfield Recorder.

T

he Orange-based North Quabbin Trails
Association has unveiled several new trails,
including three Flatlander Accessible Trails at
the Cutthroat Brook Tree Farm, located at the top of
Briggs Road on the Athol/Petersham town line.
Those looking for a fully accessible spot to enjoy
nature need look no farther than Ben and Susie
Feldman's Cutthroat Brook Tree Farm, where there
are three newly cleared Flatlander Accessible Trails.
Bobby Curley, president of the Orange-based
North Quabbin Trails Association, has overseen the
stewardship projects, and cleared the trails with a
team of volunteers. The three short trails can be taken
one at a time for people with mobility challenges, or
they can complete all three.
The North Quabbin Trails Association also offers
an all-terrain wheelchair that is available for people to
use. Those who are interested in reserving the chair
can contact Curley at nqtrail@gmail.com.
" The concept is to bring everybody out here onto
these trails, " Curley said. " Last month I took out a
person who hadn't hiked, hadn't been out of her
house in 10 years. She was able to make it around
the Purple Perimeter, but couldn't do the other trails.
But she'll come back and try again. "

The Flatlander Accessible Trails are marked by green circles.

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IMAGES COURTESY OF ZACH DELUCA.



Woodland - Winter 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Woodland - Winter 2020

Our Forests & Our Future
Cutthroat Brook Tree Farm & North Quabbin Land Trust Provide Accessible Trails
Forest Interactions
Outreach & Connections Through Virtual Events
Planting Seeds for the Future of Family Forestry
Woods, Wildlife and Warblers Program Obtain Funding for Expansion
Overcoming the Forester Capacity Challenge in the Western U.S.
2020 Policy Wins
Woodland - Winter 2020 - Intro
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Woodland - Winter 2020 - Our Forests & Our Future
Woodland - Winter 2020 - 5
Woodland - Winter 2020 - Cutthroat Brook Tree Farm & North Quabbin Land Trust Provide Accessible Trails
Woodland - Winter 2020 - 7
Woodland - Winter 2020 - Forest Interactions
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Woodland - Winter 2020 - Outreach & Connections Through Virtual Events
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Woodland - Winter 2020 - Planting Seeds for the Future of Family Forestry
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Woodland - Winter 2020 - Woods, Wildlife and Warblers Program Obtain Funding for Expansion
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Woodland - Winter 2020 - Overcoming the Forester Capacity Challenge in the Western U.S.
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Woodland - Winter 2020 - 2020 Policy Wins
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