Ausbon Sargent, in partnership with the Bradford Conservation Commission, will host a walk along the Bradford Bog boardwalk and then will visit the Bradford Hotel and Springs property a short distance down the road.
In 2008, Ausbon Sargent worked closely with the Bradford Conservation Commission to assist them in their goal to offer perpetual protection to these two town owned parcels on the East Washington Road.
In addition to the quaking bog, the easement protects an Atlantic white cedar swamp, a rare natural community, containing long-lived Atlantic white cedar trees capable of exceeding 300 years of age. On the south side of East Washington Road is the Bradford Springs parcel that includes the site of the historic Bradford Springs Hotel marked by cellar holes, a kiosk and a plaque. Guests came to the region starting in the late 1830’s until 1917 to partake of the medicinal sulfurous waters at the octagonal springhouse.
Driving directions will be available closer to the date of the hike.
If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP to Kristy Heath by calling 526-6555 or
emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.