Westport, MA 02790
Experience the vastness of the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve at the 22nd Big Walk, hosted by the City of Fall River, The Trustees, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and Division of Fisheries & Wildlife.
This year’s hike follows a 12-mile marked route that starts and finishes at the Watuppa Reservation Headquarters in Fall River. A shuttle van will be available at planned van stops along the way for hikers who choose not to finish the whole course. Sign-in starts at 8am. Walk begins at 9am.
In 2002, a unique public/private partnership was formed to permanently protect one of the largest tracts of unbroken forest in the Commonwealth. The City of Fall River, The Trustees of Reservations, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and Department of Fish and Game together manage over 16,000 acres in four towns protecting drinking water supplies, rich native biodiversity and unique cultural landscapes. The Bioreserve provides some of the best outdoor recreation opportunities along the South Coast.
This year’s walk links groomed Watuppa Reservation fire lanes with fresh single-track trails crossing newly protected, Community Preservation Act-funded, forestland. The route loops east of Copicut Reservoir then returns across Copicut Hill on the ancient Siney Oak Path to the east shore of the North Watuppa Pond back and back to Headquarters. Enjoy a chance to explore some restricted water supply lands normally closed to the public.
Walkers should wear sturdy shoes and bring insect repellent, sunscreen, water, and a lunch. Extra water will be available at van stops. Call for more information or to hear postponement updates.
Rain Date: Sunday, May 5th.
Cost: $5 per hiker, $15 per family