Members of Lynnfield Boy Scout Troop 48 came together over the July 4th weekend for the first time since March to clear trash and construction debris from the Conservation Commission’s Bow Ridge/Kallenberg Quarry trail. Lynnfield’s boy scouts and girl scouts are well-known volunteers in their efforts to maintain and beautify the town’s recreation areas and trails network.
Boy Scouts Erik Bell, Jonathan Biggar, CJ Gonzalez, Isaac Medford, Dan West, Lucas Williams, and Cub Scout Zachary Wehle worked to unearth an old construction materials dump site situated in the midst of the popular walking and biking trail. Using saws and bolt cutters, Scouts removed sections of chain link fence, rusted car parts, a refrigerator, truck tires and other large-scale debris. After hauling the debris to the trail head, the Lynnfield DPW was able to dispose of the materials early the following week.
The Conservation Commission’s Bow Ridge/Kallenberg Quarry is a unique property in Lynnfield. Bow Ridge marks the highest point in Lynnfield, where on a clear day one can see the Boston skyline to the south and Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire to the north. Kallenberg Quarry, formally the Robin Rock Granite Company, provided the granite blocks used to build Boston’s U.S. Customs House. Granite from the Quarry can be seen throughout Lynnfield in such places as Forest Hill Cemetery, Tapley’s Tomb and Lynnfield Common.
This area also marks one of the many entrances to Lynn Woods, which is popular with area hikers and mountain bikers. Recognized as one of the best mountain bike trail areas in New England, the network boasts such trail names as “Awesome Sauce”, “Chicken Soup” and “Wicked Hard Trail”.