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Fern Ledge Hike followed by Happy Hour at Surfridge Brewery
September 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
This 20-acre preserve sits astride the Essex-Westbrook town line and, after the recent purchase of 3 acres, now connects to Farm Hill Estates, 4-acre plot in Ivoryton and Westbrook deeded to the land trust when a housing development was established along Carol Drive. With its steep terrain and high ledge overlooking a working farmer’s field, Fern Ledge has a unique place among Essex preserves. Trails wind through woodlands and among old stone walls, offering glimpses of Birch Millpond below. The planned hike will be followed by a drive to Surfridge Brewery for socializing (located at the former Witch Hazel factory, next to the Essex Steam Train). Look for parking area beside Middlesex Facility.