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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 11 A.M. TO 3 P.M. —TOURS AT WOODCHUCK LODGE, ROXBURY Free guided tours of Woodchuck Lodge, the summer home from 1910 to 1920 of naturalist John Burroughs (1837-1921). Picnickers welcome at Burroughs Memorial Field a short walk up the road where you can sit on Burroughs Boyhood Rock and enjoy the serenity of his gravesite. Rt. 30 north of Roxbury, turn right on Hardscrabble Rd. then Memorial Drive.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, NOON TO 4PM — OPEN HOUSE AT SLABSIDES At the woodland cabin of naturalist/author John Burroughs. The program will feature a speaker followed by guided nature walks on trails. The Pond House will be open around 2 P.M. with photos to view and light refreshments. Rain or shine. Directions: Take Rt. 9W to West Park, turn west between the Global Palate Restaurant and the Post Office onto Floyd Ackert Road, cross railroad tracks, go up hill to Burroughs Drive on left. Park and walk up 1/3 mile to Slabsides, a 20 minute walk. (limited parking at entrance for about 20 cars). Bring lunch, bug repellent, folding chairs if desired.