Historical Society Hosts Popular Cellar Hole Walking Tour

On Sunday, Sept. 30, the Final Musquash Cellar Holes: Walk and Learn event will take place in the Musquash Conservation Area.

The event will get started at 1 p.m. with those interested meeting at the Hickory Hill Trail Head to Explore cellar holes in the Southern area of the Musquash Trails.

The Londonderry Historical Society will host this annual walk that features tour guide and Musquash Historian Dr. David J. Ellis.

Londonderry Historical Society member, Ann Chiampa explains, “It’s a walk for history buffs, the curious, or just to explore the great outdoors.”

Leaving from Hickory Hill Drive, off of High Range Road, the group will follow a four mile loop and head to the south end of the Musquash Conservation area on mostly marked trails with some off trail.

Highlights will include:

  • Via Landing Trail, Heron Trail to Cyril Lee’s Farm
  • Via Heron Trail, by the old car and Thornton’s Ferry Road
  • Via Heron Trail, Pearson’s Road to Pearson/ Parker home
  • Pearson/Parker home to James Cheney home
  • James Cheney home to Ben Hardy home and Town Line
  • Return to Hickory Hill Trailhead

Chiampa expects the walk to take about three hours for walking, discussions and exploring the sites.

Good walking shoes are recommended but also remember to dress for the weather and surroundings, use bug and tick spray, and bring a water bottle. A snack will be provided.

The walk’s guide, Dr. Ellis, is a longtime resident of Londonderry and the author of “Cellar Holes, Roads and Features in the Musquash.” Ellis continues to explore and research historical sites in and around the Musquash Conservation Area. The rain date is on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m.

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