The Poetry Walk has returned for an abbreviated season.   Once again, the Eldredge Public Library is pleased to collaborate with the Chatham Conservation Foundation and Monomoy Regional High School to offer this unique, outdoor family activity.  This year’s Poetry Walk features the Chatham Conservation Foundation’s Frost Fish Creek Trail.  The 1.1-mile walking trail meanders along the eastern edge of Frost Fish Creek, providing walkers with glimpses of a brackish-freshwater tidal wetland, Pine/Oak woodlands filled with wild blueberries, and a wide variety of seasonal wildlife.   

The trail itself offers a relatively flat walkway, as well as a hilly terrain for those who enjoy a more challenging hike. The trailhead is easy to access.  From the traffic light in North Chatham, travel 0.7 miles north on Route 28. The entrance to the trail is a dirt road on the left, and parking is available.  A trail guide for the Frost Fish Creek Trail is available on the CCF website: https://www.chathamconservationfoundation.org/trailguide. Even though the Poetry Walk is outdoors, we encourage you to bring/wear a face mask since narrow walkways make social distancing a challenge.  Also, be mindful of poison ivy and check for ticks during all seasons. 

So, what’s different from past years?  Fans of our annual Poetry Walk will notice the absence of our writing desk with its journal and Poetry Walk brochures that highlight the selected poems.  We will surely miss the original poems and comments that fill the journal each year.  However, if you feel inspired by the poetry or the trail, please share through the Library’s webpage: https://www.eldredgelibrary.org/contact-us/.    Download the  Poetry Walk Brochure.