On Saturday, September 8, beginning at 9 am, Dan Bolton leads this moderate six-mile hike through an Athol gem, part of the new Quabbin to Monadnock trail system now under development. Meet at the Bearsden parking area, at the end of Bearsden Rd., Athol, with some cars to be left there. Car pool to South Royalston and hike south through the Thousand Acre Brook area and the Bearsden. See great views of the Millers River and Thousand Acre Falls. Bring water and lunch, and dress for the weather, including good footwear. Info: Dan Bolton, 978-895-3979. Part of Athol Bird & Nature Clubâ€™s celebration of Athol 2012.