Rome Village Trail
ElevationAscent: 16' 5 m
Descent: -1' 0 m
High: 108' 33 m
Low: 92' 28 m
GradeAvg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 1% (1°)
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“Run through the main village and then through Rome Village ruins to reach the reservoirs and Little Tank Beach.”— Allison Pierson
Turn right across the wooden bridge along the road between the cranberry bogs and the water. When you head back into the wooded area, keep your eyes peeled for stones, steps, brick and foundations in the groudcover, the only remains of Rome Village. This area housed seasonal cranberry farm workers in the 1900's, but the foundations are all that remain today. The trail winds back and back through post oak, scrub oak, cedars, ferns and along the side of Little Tank reservoir, edged by blueberry bushes. This is a great place to put in a kayak and explore (it connects on the left through a channel with Big Tank, which also has a larger beach on the far side). FYI, kayakers are required to wear lifejackets and water activities are at your own risk. We suggest you bring a friend for more fun!
These are multi-use trails, so you might see horse-back riders, mountain bikes, trail runners, and family walks, in addition to some motor vehicles associated with the bog maintenance.
Feel free to share pictures with us with #whitesbog, and check in at: Whitesbog Preservation Trust.
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