Summer Events

Maudsley State Park, Newburyport, MA - Sunday, May 15

Join us  for an easy to moderate five to six mile walk on fairly smooth
trails and woods roads.  The trails pass an old mansion with gardens, go
through green and hardwood forests and run along the Merrimac River.  Meet at
the parking lot at 9:45 for a 10:00 AM departure.  Parking fee is $2.00.  Wear
sturdy walking shoes and  bring a lunch and water in a back pack.  A $10
donation will be appreciated. You may register for this trip by completing the
application attached or by calling our NERSFL number which is: 781-667-9270

Blind Stokers Tandem ride:  Saturday, June 25, 9:00 am, Lincoln, MA   
Mark
your calendars now and come share your love of tandeming with us.
New England Regional Ski for Light has gathered the blind stokers BUT WE NEED
CAPTAINS AND THEIR TANDEMS TO MAKE THIS RIDE GO.  Please sign up and get your
tandem friends to come along.  Single bicycles are welcome too!
The ride will begin at the Commuter Rail Parking Lot in Lincoln, MA.
Call Mark Remaly for directions (781-391-2943).   Parking is available.
The  Ride:  There will be both 30 and 45 mile options that will follow
through Lincoln, Sudbury, Concord, and Carlisle.  Cue sheets will be
provided.
Lunch: Both routes will meet at a common lunch stop. Bring your own
or you can purchase it there.
Captains:  Very few blind stokers have biking equipment, so please
bring along extra helmets, water bottles, and/or pedals with regular toe
clips if you have them. Ski for Light requires a release form to be filled
out. You can get a copy online at http://www.nersfl.org/release.txt and
bring it with you. Or, we will have some blank copies available.
Stokers: Blind and visually impaired participants should be fit
enough to ride at least 30 miles of moderately rolling hills. You can
reach the ride starting point via the Lincoln Commuter Rail from either North
Station, or Porter Square (on Red Line). We will try to arrange rides, but
sometimes it is not possible.
Weather:  We're hoping for a beautiful day, of course!  If weather
looks like it won't cooperate, call Mark Remaly at  (781) 391-2943 to see
if the ride will go. There is no rain date.
Cost:  A $10 donation is requested to cover expenses.  You may register for
this trip by completing the application attached or by calling  Mark Remaly at
(781) 391-2943  Email:    mremaly@comcast.net

Chapin House,  New Hartford, CT August 19-21, 2005
New Location!  We will be staying at a lovely B&B in New Hartford, CT (with
overflow staying at a B&B across the street).  We'll have the whole house to
ourselves.  It's a  picturesque town with interesting shops. We'll hike on
nearby trails with an option to canoe or possibly even go
tubing.  Trip includes 2 nights lodging, 2 full breakfasts, 2 lunches and
dinner on Saturday night.   COST:  $195.00  This trip is limited to 20 people.

Mt Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA - Saturday, September 10
Alice Flyte has made arrangements to have a 90 minute interpretive walk with a
guide.  After a short welcome from our Interpretive Programs Guide, we will
walk along the paved roads and some foot paths, stopping at places of interest.
There are over 700 species of trees, many shrubs and flowers, graves of
renowned persons and  a 62 foot castle-like lookout tower and more.
Public transportation is available. Meet at the Visitors Center at 10:15 for
a 10:30 welcome.  Mark and Alice will scout out some locations for lunch
afterwards.  A $10.00 donation will be appreciated.    You may register for
this trip by completing the application attached or by calling our NERSFL
number which is: 781-667-9270

Middlesex Fells in Stoneham, MA- Saturday, October 1
This is a five or six mile hike on Saturday, October 1, on some moderate to
challenging trails.  Good hiking boots are required. Bring a lunch and water in
a backpack. Because of the narrow and steep terrain, dogs will not be allowed
on this trip.  Many enjoyed this hike last year.  Meet at the Sheepfold Parking
Lot in Stoneham at 9:30 for a 10:00 AM departure.   A $10 donation will be
appreciated. You may register for this trip by completing the application
attached or by calling our NERSFL number which is: 781-667-9270

Payments and Refund Policy
 Please make payments by check made out to:
 New England Regional Ski for Light and mail to:
 NERSFL, P.O. Box 2170, , West Brattleboro, Vermont 05303.
Full payment  and application for  the week-end trip must be received by July
1st.    $25 of the trip cost is nonrefundable.  The balance  is nonrefundable
after July 15th unless your space can be filled.  We will do our best to assist
you to find a substitute, but it is ultimately your responsibility to find a
replacement.

Scholarships available

Financial assistance is available for people who cannot afford the full cost of
a trip.  To be considered, one must submit a letter with the event
application.  The letter should contain total  monthly or yearly income with
expenses and other information to demonstrate need.  Scholarship decisions will
be made no later than 5 weeks before the event is to take place.  Scholarship
application deadline is July 1, the same date as the deadline for event
application.

Forms
An application for you to complete and send with your  payment is available on this web site.
Health and Liability forms will be sent to you after we receive your
enrollment.  All forms must be filled out and signed before you can participate
in the event.

Physical Condition
 Anyone in average physical condition can expect to complete these events.  If
we have any questions about your ability to participate , we will call and
discuss it with you.  In questionable cases, the decision to participate will
lie with the participant and his or her physician.  Participants must take
responsibility for their own health problems at these events.  Your enjoyment
will be enhanced by any measures you take to improve your physical fitness and
stamina before the event.

Transportation
 Transportation will be available by carpooling.  You will be contacted about a
week before an event to make travel arrangements.  Guides are encouraged to let
us know if they are willing to drive and how many passengers they can take.
All passengers are expected to contribute towards the cost of gasoline.  If you
are coming to an event from out of town, do not make travel plans on public
transportation prior to 7:00 pm on Sunday.  It is very difficult to guarantee a
return to transportation centers prior to this time without disrupting other
participants' plans.

Guide Dogs
 Although guide dogs are welcome on most trips, there are restrictions that may
eliminate your participation in some activities.  For safety reasons guide dogs
are not allowed in canoes or on some hiking trails.  On Sunday of the weekend
trip, after check-out time you will be responsible for attending to your dog.
Please consider this when deciding whether or not to bring your dog on the
trips.

 We hope to see you on one or several of the summer trips!!




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