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New Trail and Virtual Tour

Friday, February 5, 2016
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The Forest's newest interpretive trail, the French Road Trail, is now open to the public. The trail begins outside the Fisher Museum on Prospect Hill Road, and is available as a brochure and virtual tour.

The tour covers many facets of history and ecology, including remnants of an 18th century inn, several long-term field experiments, a vernal pool, and the Forest's oldest living tree - a 420-year-old black gum.

Harvard Forest trails are open 365 days a year. Walking, skiing, and pets are all permitted on the French Road trail.

The virtual tour was created by Harvard student Caroline Juang during a winter internship at the Forest, with support from the Harvard Office of Career Services.

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