The Salem News
---- — Lace up a pair of hiking boots and bundle up for Middleton Stream Team’s annual ice hike on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Hikers will explore the habitats of beavers, birds and other wildlife on the upland banks of impoundments and on safe, frozen surfaces. Meet at 12:50 p.m. at the unpaved section of North Liberty Street about a mile north of Prichard’s Pond in Middleton; the hike will start and end at the same location. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome. Bring cameras and wear warm clothing, hats, gloves and nonslip foot gear. Also, hiking sticks are encouraged, as there may be rough spots and ice. On Sunday morning, visit www.middletonstreamteam.org in case of possible changes due to snow or icy conditions. Email MSTMiddletonMA@gmail.com or call 978-777-4584 with questions.