POP UP WALK: Lake Kenoza and Winnekenni Castle in Haverhill, MA
ABOUT THE EVENT:
This walk is part of a series of walks that “pop up” on the calendar throughout the year. It gives members the opportunity to get out more and enjoy fresh air and friends.
Explore and become enchanted by the “very beautiful” (Winnekenni in Algonquin) castle located at our next pop up walk in Haverhill, MA.
Inspired by the structures and castles in England, chemist James Nichols built this castle with 35,000 cubic feet of glacial boulders to prove boulders and rocks could be used in constructing a dwelling. The castle was erected between 1873 and 1875 as a retreat home for summer time.
Winnekenni Castle is part of over 700 acres of conservation land known as Winnekenni Park Conservation Area, which also includes some nine miles of hiking trails. We will hike approximately 2.5-3 miles walking part of the Dudley Porter Trail overlooking the lake to the Castle Trail where we can see the magnificent castle which may be decorated for the holidays.
In addition, participants will receive an entry towards our November giveaways (must sign in), which will be drawn on December 1st.
Level 1-2, hike is 2.5-3 miles roundtrip with a 150 ft. elevation gain. View trail map.
COST: Must preregister for this event. Only registered participants will be able to participate. Registration ends 2 hours prior to start time.
- Members – N/C (use Pop Up Walk coupon code found in Members-only Facebook group)
- Non-members – $7/person*
- Purchase a 10-walk punch card for $60 (good for Pack Adventures, Doggy Socials (w/o an expert) Official Club Walks, and Pop Up Walks)
- *If you are paying for this event with a punch card, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “RSVP Lake Kenoza @ Winnekenni Castle Walk – punch card” in the subject line. Thank you!
Full refund issued if cancellation received 48 hours prior to event start time, otherwise no refund if canceled after.
In your GPS use 344 Castle Road, Haverhill, MA. This is the house directly across from the entrance to the park. There will be a stone sign that says Winnekenni Castle. Proceed past the first parking lot to the second parking lot after the open gate and past the big field. The lot (which is not on the park map for some reason) will be on your right. You will see our car and table set up. There are porta pottys at the very top of the hill where the castle is. The ones at the beginning of the park are locked for the season.
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE JOINING AN EVENT:
Please review our Club Guidelines, sign our Liability Waivers & Release Forms, and read our covid guidelines on our Events & Activities page.
If weather or covid conditions make gathering and walking unsafe, the event will be cancelled and announced in the Event section of the Facebook Group and on this Calendar page.
If you have questions, text/call (603) 815-2453 or email email@example.com.