Brockton Nature Festival

Come Celebrate the grand re-opening of
Brockton’s Stone Farm Conservation Area!

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 10am - 1pm

Where: Stone Farm Conservation Area

(Rain or Shine)

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, Wildlands will be hosting the Brockton Nature Festival to celebrate the grand reopening of Stone Farm and promote the community groups who are helping to make Brockton a vibrant and healthy city. This free, all ages event will run from 10 am - 1 pm on the Torrey Street baseball field. Enjoy nature walks on the Stone Farm trail system, delicious food from C&J Soul Food, nature crafts for kids, interactive displays by the Brockton High School Envirothon team, demos and games with Merrell Footwear, and much more!

Parking is kindly provided by the Family Ministry Center at 661 Torrey Street. (See interactive map to the right. Click arrows in top left corner to show legend.)

About Stone Farm:

The 105-acre protected conservation land is a thriving wooded ecosystem protected by Brockton’s Conservation Commission. In the heart of Brockton’s former farming community, Stone Farm contains over 2 miles of rambling trails trails traversing dense wooded forests and wetlands. Over the last two years, Wildlands has worked in partnership with the city of Brockton to help restore these trails and reconnect the residents of Brockton with this incredible natural space. Brockton Nature Festival hikes will highlight the restoration of this spectacular trail system.

List of Activities:

Hiking

Wildlands will be leading guided nature walks throughout the trail system ranging from 0.5-to-1.5 miles in length. If you are looking to try out a new pair of hiking shoes, then stop by the Merrell Footwear table and try out a pair on your hike!

10:30 am: Tree ID Hike with Stewardship Manager Erik Boyer. Learn about the amazing diversity of trees growing at Stone Farm and their benefits to the ecosystem and to the public on this 45-minute hike.

11:30 am: Family Nature Walk. Take and all-ages stroll to learn about the wonders of nature.

Learn about Brockton’s community groups

Take some time to mingle on the Torrey Street ballfield and meet some of the local Brockton community groups who are actively working to sustain a healthy city.

Attending Local Groups:

Feel the benefits of time spent in nature

Did you know nature bathing can drastically reduce stress levels and lead to better health? If you are looking to test this theory, then head over to the Good Samaritan medical table, which will be set up to provide free blood pressure screenings. After you have finished your hike, visit the medical table again to retake your blood pressure to see the difference.

Delicious Food!

Once you have explored the trail system head on back to the ball field and enjoy delicious tastings from C&J Soul Food! C&J will have a variety of tasty treats for sale from BBQ ribs, mac and cheese, empanadas, and more!

Additional Attending Local Groups:

 

Suggested Items to Bring/Wear:

  • A light coat

  • Bug spray (especially if you plan on walking the trails)

  • Sunscreen

  • Refillable water bottle


Questions?

Contact Community Stewardship Program Manager, Conor Michaud: cmichaud@wildlandstrust.org | 774-343-5121 x 105