Thursday, April 25, 2013
The open space project, a boardwalk that loops for a third of a mile through the Great Wenham Swamp, is complete with a table and benches on the observation platform for a peaceful respite.
The SwampWalk is finally ready for its grand debut. There is a grand opening ceremony planned for May 18 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to come by to check out the birds, wetlands, beaver dams and other wildlife that inhabit the Great Wenham Swamp. There will even be special prizes for anyone who spots a spotted turtle or a member of three local beaver families. The project, which has been a decade in the making by the Danvers Open Space and Recreation Committee, has created a 1,769-foot boardwalk that loops through the swamp and provides another link between Danvers and Wenham. The SwampWalk is directly accessible from the Danvers Rail-Trail, a project that was publicly dedicated last summer. You can get to the swamp via the trails at …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Swamp Walk has been completed and the "Golden Spike" has gone in.
The Danvers Swamp Walk has been completed and the "Friends of Swampwalk" will host an inauguration ceremony in the spring. The group also plans to continue having ad-hoc fun by adding new features, interpretive signs, tables and benches. The walk is a loop through the swamp off the Danvers rail Trail, south of the Route 97 crossing. Take a look at some photos from the final work.
Friday, October 26, 2012
An Australian Shepherd that has gone lost in Topsfield could possibly be headed south on the Rail Trail or along Route 97 toward Beverly.
A 14-year old Australian Shepherd that has been missing for more than a week was last seen headed south toward Wenham. The dog, named Hogan, went missing from owner Dean Tzortzis’ home on Juniper Lane in Topsfield on Oct. 17. The street is off Route 97, just north of the Wenham town line and along the rail trail. There’s an electric fence at the house and Hogan was outside playing in the back yard, near the rail trail. He wandered south along the rail trail, as he usually does, and Tzortzis yelled to him and though he would return, as usual. But he hasn’t. Tzortzis took to Facebook this week, using the Moynihan Lumber page to get out the word about his lost dog. While Hogan is old, his hearing “is a little off” and he has mild arthritis, …