Bedford Land Trust sponsors nature walk at Pulpit Rock set for May 14

Wildflowers and ecological and geological features at Pulpit Rock will be the focus of a nature walk sponsored by the Bedford Land Trust from 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 14.

Jo Hendry, a naturalist and retired math and science curriculum coordinator for Bedford schools, will lead the nature walk beginning at 9 a.m. at the parking area of Pulpit Rock Conservation Area on New Boston Road in northwest Bedford.

This walk will include identification of wildflowers and discussion of the ecological and geological features of the area, as well as a stop at the gorge and the rock formation known as Pulpit Rock.

Except for some tricky footing in a few areas, this hike is considered fairly easy. While the walk to Pulpit Rock generally takes about 30 minutes one way, participants should allow additional time for plant identification and stops along the way.

If there is sufficient interest, the walk may be extended beyond the Pulpit toward the Gage’s Mill Site at the southern part of the 338-acre, town-owned conservation property.

Heavy rain will cancel this hike. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for hiking and bring drinking water.

RSVP is appreciated at, but not required. For a printable map prepared by Bedford’s Pulpit Rock Subcommittee, please visit the town’s website at, Boards and Committees, Conservation Commission, and click on Pulpit Rock Area.

For more information about the Land Trust, please see