TOWNSEND -- On Tuesday, Jan. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., take a Winter Wander at Willard Brook State Forest. Celebrate the New Year with a First Day Hike, as we trek along the Brook Trail and through the state forest over rolling hills on a two-mile loop. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring gear for a moderate winter day hike.

Meet at the Forest Headquarters, located at 599 Main St. Parking is free. Be prepared for cold weather: dress in layers and wear winter boots. If conditions permit bring snowshoes and hiking poles. Dogs are welcome on-leash. For questions and information, call the park at 978-597-8802.