Harold Parker State Forest Enjoys the Shortest Day of the Year with Winter Solstice Celebration

Stearns Pond, Harold Parker State Forest, North Andover. (Photograph by John Phelan, Creative Commons.)

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North Andover’s Harold Parker State Forest is celebrating the start of winter with a free winter solstice celebration.

The event is on Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 3-5 p.m., at Harold Parker State Forest, 600 Middleton Road, North Andover.

Attendees may celebrate the solstice by taking a short hike before sunset at exactly 4:14 p.m. Warm clothing, hiking footwear and water are suggested. Hot chocolate will also be provided.

For more information, call 617-828-1728.

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