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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The story behind the trail named "Two Rod Road"

You can explore the conserved areas of Estabrook Woods in Carlisle along many public hiking trails, but one path name is quite different from most -- "Two Rod Road."  This road dates from 1774 and was originally named for its width -- with two rods, or 33 feet, separating the stonewalls bordering much of the trail.

You can see these stone walls as you hike the Two Rod Road trail and enjoy this area protected with numerous CRs. Start from The Trustees of Reservations Malcolm Preserve managed with the Carlisle Conservation Foundation, and check out the trail maps from the Town trails committee.

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