Freedom’s Way Hidden Treasure Event at Prouty Woods

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Date(s) - Saturday, May 20, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Prouty Woods



Welcome to Prouty Woods, home of New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) and the Littleton Community Farm (LCF) at the historic center of Littleton. Explore Prouty Woods with guided walks, or on your own on posted trails. Enjoy the expansive views of Mount Watatic and Monadnock from Wilderness Hill. Hike trails to learn about the geology of drumlins and other glacial features. Walk to Long Lake for a Native American story and children’s craft, recalling the Nashoba Indians who once lived here. Learn, Grow, Volunteer at LCF.

Download the event poster and map here.

Sign up at for a medicinal herb walk or children’s farm class. Drop in for a tour and hands-on planting experience. Join NEFF for a tour of its forest management activities. Learn how the forest has changed over the centuries and how sustainable forestry practices promote a healthy forest and wildlife diversity. Visit the Prouty house to find out more about five generations of the Prouty Family that lived in Littleton.

For orientation and directions to activities visit the Hidden Treasures Welcome Table (“WT” on the map).

Scheduled Activities:

  • 8-10am Early Birds Bird Walk in Prouty Woods and Long Pond lakeside (WT)
  • 10:30am – 12 noon LCF Medicinal Herb Walk (pre-registration at required, LCT Table)
  • 10:30am – 12 noon NEFF Guided Walk, Forest Management, Wilderness Hill Views, and Geology (WT)
  • 11:00am – 12 noon Native American Story and Crafts for Kids (WT)
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm LCF Kids’ Herb Class (pre-registration at required, LCT Table)
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm Recollections of the Prouty Family – Meet Pamela Prouty Ikauniks (NEFF Headquarters, Conference Room) 2-3pm Live Native New England Animals Presentation (WT)

Ongoing Activities:

  • Story Book Walk (WT)
  • Drop in Guided Tours of the Community Farm (LCF Table)
  • LCF Volunteering – Learn how to plant crops (LCF Table)
  • Chestnut Tree Foundation – Visit the Chestnut Plantation and learn how to grow blight resistant trees (WT)
  • Display of Prouty Family photos and artifacts (NEFF Headquarters)

Freedom’s Way ( connects the people, places and communities of the Heritage Area through preservation, conservation and educational initiatives to protect and promote our shared resources and to encourage residents and visitors to explore our landscape, history and culture. The Freedom’s Way Heritage Association works in partnership with the National Park Service to support the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.