Calendar of Events

Also check out the Westborough Walks Meetup group for hikes and activities guided by volunteers from WCLT.

September 30, 2017
4:00 - 6:00 PM
The 1717 Shoppe

OPENING RECEPTION for the WCLT Art and Photography Exhibit at the 1717 Shoppe

Don’t miss this wine and cheese reception to open the WCLT Art and Photography Exhibit. Come for the exhibition, the free refreshments, and the good company, and perhaps go home with a work of art or other item to start your holiday shopping!

Sales benefit the Westborough 300th Anniversary celebration.

The 1717 Shoppe is at Julio’s Plaza, 18 Lyman Street, Westborough.

October 1, 2017
1:30 - 3:30 PM

Archaeology Walk at Cedar Swamp

Learn about Westborough before the arrival of Europeans in this fascinating exploration of pre-history. Cedar Swamp was used by Native Americans for thousands of years due to its unique location at a crossroads of waterways and trails leading from Canada to all over New England and beyond.

Walk leader Michelle Gross, with degrees in Archaeology and Anthropology, has worked on digs in Cedar Swamp and many other locations in Westborough. We will find out how the evidence uncovered has given us a wonderful picture of Native American life.

Meet at 57 Flanders Rd (where a stature of a lady holds the mailbox). Follow the driveway about 1/2 mile back and take the left fork to a parking area.


October 1, 2017
thru Tuesday
October 31

WCLT Art and Photography Exhibit at the 1717 Shoppe

Come on in and see the amazing work of some of WCLT’s most creative nature artists and photographers. While you’re there, maybe even take home a piece to decorate your own home, to benefit the Westborough 300th Anniversary celebration!

October 15, 2017
1:30 - 3:30 PM

Thoreau Nature Writing Walk and Upper Jackstraw Brook Reservation Hike

Two walks will start at the same time from one location.

On the first, co-sponsored by the Westborough Public Library, explore the life and writing techniques of Henry David Thoreau, who was born 200 years ago this year. Author and educator Corinne H. Smith will lead participants in doing their own nature observations and writing near Gilmore Pond, in a walk of less than one mile on easy terrain. For this walk, preregistration through the library is required and participation is limited to 15 adults.

On the second walk, a longer, 2 hour hike, enjoy fall colors near Gilmore Pond, along Jackstraw Brook, and into the Bowman West reservation. No preregistration is needed for the longer hike.

Both hikes meet at the Gilmore Pond entrance on Quick Farm Road.

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Westborough Community Land Trust, PO Box 838, Westborough , MA 01581
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