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New Trail and Virtual Tour

February 5, 2016
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Stop 1 is Prospect Hill Road outside the Fisher Museum. Stop 2 shows sugar maples by a sugar shack located off of Prospect Hill Road.

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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