Suffering from cabin fever? Longing for adventure? Get yourself outdoors and explore! Nature is a soothing balm in these stressful times. This lovely body of water is the South Reservoir, located in the Middlesex Fells Reservation, just about three miles from Malden.
For a fun activity, take yourself (or your family) on a scavenger hunt! This special Nature Scavenger Hunt is based on things actually seen in the Lawrence Woods, the southwestern-most section of the Fells. Parking is available near Victory Park on Winthrop Street in Medford. A gravel-stepped trail entrance is located on the far side of the playing field. You can bring along nature guide books (available from our library!) to help identify and learn more about what you discover.
To keep your bearings, here is a map of the Middlesex Fells Reservation
And if you’d prefer a scavenger hunt closer to home, try this Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
Have fun out there! (And don’t forget to bring a mask and practice social distancing. The Lawrence Woods is fairly unpopulated though.)