• 614 Middleton Road
  • North Andover, MA, 01845
  • United States

What causes the winter solstice, and what does it mean for us? Come to Harold Parker State Forest and learn about this most important day of the year to ancient peoples and also to ourselves. Join us for a cup of hot chocolate! We will celebrate the solstice at sunset at exactly 4:15 p.m. and usher out the shortest day of the year. Dress warmly and wear hiking footwear, bring water with you. We will be taking a short hike prior to the solstice sunset ritual. Feel free to bring snowshoes/skis as appropriate.


Take Rte. 114 from the N or S and follow the signs to Harold Parker State Forest. Turn R at the stop sign. Pavilion is on the left. For more information call (617) 828-1728 Or visit www.mass.gov/dcr. This FREE program is co-sponsored by the Friends of Harold Parker and DCR.