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    Stow Necklace next to Summer Solstice ...

    The summer solstice providing some great light ....have been in area now for a year....one of my go to rides is the Stow Necklace....lots of versions of this....today it was a ride through Pine Bluff, down Track road along the Assabet...over to Red Acre...next to Captain Sargent and the first real hill climb...then to Flagg Hill including a ride to the top and the loop trail....over to Heath Hen for a full circle...then into Stow town Forest....over the Assabet River and into Assabet National Wildlife Refuge and out to Pine Bluff Trails......a few roads to link it all up.....23+ miles today.....
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    Some more pics..

    ....a few parts of this ride are a bit grown in .....but still discoverable and passable....will post up next time I ride this if anyone wants to join me...Ride On!
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    great looking spot.. do you have directions from Framingham ...and how technical is it

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    Nice report with pix JeffSkisMontana. I ride these trails a lot, especially the Stow Town Forest since I live next to it. The Flagg Hill sign is actually one that I made so it is fun to see that photo. Maybe we can ride together some time. Am not on this forum much but I will keep an eye on it.

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    Tmhar28.......put Pine Bluff recreation area. In Stow into a GPS or Mapquest and it will give you directions from Framingham....your about a 25 minute ride away if you live on the west side of town.....trails are pretty tame but have a few fun features and climbs.....YakFish...appreciate the sign on Flagg Hill...as a new person in the area...the signs and maps are really important.....had a guy from town show me a bunch of these trails and areas....then I found some maps on the town recreation site....Ride On!
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    Planning on doing this ride Sunday Morning...starting at 9am from Pine Bluff Recreation area in Stow....anyone welcome....might shorten it up a bit to fit the ride group. Ride On!
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    Looks like great weather tomorrow(Saturday) to ride....going to do the ride described above leaving at 1pm from Pine Bluff.....Ride On!
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    How many miles of trails in the Stowe town forest? I live a little south of this and have never ridden there. I think I will head over there this week to check it out and try to ride Mt Pisgah in Northboro again. I have not been there in a while.

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    Not sure of the exact miles in STF.....but it can be ridden in a figure 8 with a few extra loops in about 1.5 hours....the beauty of the riding in Stow is the ability to link up different parcels...in addition to the Stow Necklace ride I described at the beginning of thread...you can easily add in the Desert in Marlboro and Sudbury....Marble hill on the opposite side of the necklace...then Delany project....someday the Annie Moore land too!
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    I checked out Stow Town forest today and I rode about 7 miles in total just kind of zig zagging all throughout the property. I thought it was decent ( not awesome), I liked the scenery. Would be a good place to take beginners or kids, just have them ride the Blue double track and maybe that white trail. I climbed the big hill and bombed back down, that was kind of fun. It wasn't very technical and that's Ok sometimes. Wish it was a bit bigger. But like you said, you can add in some additional parcels and make a longer ride. I'd have to figure that out. Anyways, it's always cool to check out a new place to ride around here.

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    Planning on riding the Stow Necklace on Saturday(11/7) or Sunday (11/8)this weekend....will post start time Friday....
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    Riding Saturday Morning....headed thru Pine Bluff Recreation area at approx. 9:45am....
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    PLanning on riding this on Monday Memorial Day....Looks like 9 am start......will head thru Pine Bluff Recreation area at about 9:15am to pick up any one interested in joining ....Pine Bluff has good parking and is part of the Stow Necklace....
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    Great conditions on the Stow Necklace.....found a multi tool at Captain Sargent.....pm me with a description and it is yours. Saw 4 other riders out today....very unusual.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana View Post
    Great conditions on the Stow Necklace.....found a multi tool at Captain Sargent.....pm me with a description and it is yours. Saw 4 other riders out today....very unusual.....
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    Had a coup,e friends from PA visit....we hit the Stow Necklace Saturday.....and Stow Town Forest Sunday....conditions and weather just amazing....visited Medusa and Sam Adams....Rail Trail Flatbread, REI , and Big Fresh....kayaked the Assabet and Boon Lake. Also, found some nice sunglasses at Heath Hen.....PM with description and there yours......
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    Looks like I may be riding the Stow Necklace on Saturday morning 6/27.....
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    What time are you starting?

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    Thinking between 9am and 10am....can flex to earlier .....let me know what works best....come on out and ride Stow....
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    Wife is getting her hair done Sat am so I'm on kid duty. Next time.

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    Will be riding the Stow Necklace many times and will try to give more notice.....leaving at 9am today and passing through Pine Bluff Recreation area at approx. 9:05.....anyone welcome to join.....weather looks to be good this morning.
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    Weather turned out great....saw no one on trail until STF.....here are a few pics...
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