October is Wayland Walks month!
Wayland Walks to Worship, The Wayland Interfaith Leaders Association joins Wayland Walks in sponsoring Walk-to-Worship month during the month of October. Wayland houses of worship are encouraging members of their communities to walk to their church, synagogue, mosque, or other place of worship. If the walk is too far, they are invited to walk to their neighbor’s house and carpool, or to ride their bicycles to either their neighbor’s house or their house of worship.
Wayland Walks to School will focus on the three elementary schools, each of which is working with the Wayland Police to provide a day in October when all children will be encouraged to walk to school. Each school has a different plan, based on their location and sidewalk accessibility, as well as other factors about their populations.
- Children at Happy Hollow will walk together from Hannah Williams Park on Friday, October 20, with a rain date of Monday, October 23.
- Claypit Hill School students will walk from Adams Lane to school on Tuesday, October 24, with a rain date of Thursday, October 25.
- Students at Loker School will be encouraged to walk or ride their bicycles to school on Wednesday, October 18, with Wednesday, October 19 as the rain date.
Community wide walks to explore Wayland’s trails will also be held during the month of October, and are open to the public.
- On Monday, October 16, at 5:00 PM, I will lead an evening walk at Sedge Meadow Conservation Area. The trail follows the boundaries of fields and through woods and is flat and easy walking. Meet at the parking lot off Moore Road, between mail boxes 46 & 47.
- On Saturday, October 21 at 8:00 AM, Larry Kiernan will lead a walk along the rail trail. Meet at the Wayland Depot to walk the rail trail through the town center, past Russell’s Garden Center, and as far as the group would like to go. It is about a mile and a half to the Sudbury town line, with beautiful views of the Sudbury River and Great Meadow Wildlife Refuge.
- On Saturday, October 28, at 2:00 PM join Fran Pollitt for a leisurely ramble beside the water and through the woods at Upper Mill Brook Conservation area, with reflections on healing, gratitude, courage, mindfulness, patience. Bring a reading or reflection to share if you would like. Meet at the back of the parking lot beside Peace Lutheran Church, 107 Concord Road.