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Trail Closures Update



Trail Closures Update

This is a reminder that some of our trails crossing private lands will be closed during hunting season, which has now officially begun. 


The trails currently closed are the Three Creeks and a portion of the Field and Forest trail


Please note that the Lee Park Trail in Westport is also closed because of the many trees blown over in the recent microburst.


For those looking for a beautiful pasture hike in lieu of the Field and Forest Trail, try the Long Valley Trail! 


This recently reopened trail has one gnarly section that follows a logging road through a recently harvested forest but is otherwise a delightful hike. One day on the trail last week, I was stunned by the profusion of monarch butterflies and bumblebees stirring around the asters and goldenrod in full bloom in the pasture section. Before embarking on such a hike, I recommend reading the chapter “Asters and Goldenrod” in Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass (and a recent CATS Bookclub selection.) In that chapter, she muses on the beauty and importance of such symbiotic plant communities.


You can gain access from the Long Valley Trailhead on Sayre Road. Alternatively, you can gain access from the Field and Forest Trailhead on the Lewis-Wadhams Road (Cty Rte. 10) ½ mile north of Wadhams or from the Wadhams Lookout Trailhead located about ½ mile northeast of Wadhams on State Rt. 22. At the junction with Field and Forest Trail, take Long Valley Trail.