“This trail travels around the outer perimeter of the preserves.”
— David Smith
Birding · Wildlife
Despite being called a road, this is no more than a leaf-covered path through the woods.
Starting from the Hammond Trail
, cross the road and enter the woods at the Bolles Preserve sign. The trail comes out to a field and continues straight. Right before the trail enters the woods, the Heron Pond (XC) Trail
is on the left; continue straight on the main trail as it travels through the Scott Preserve to a little after it's junction at "the triangle", the intersection with Middle (XC) Trail
. Take a right to stay on Old Mail (XC) Road.
From here, the trail climbs through the Bolles Reserve to Blacky's Flats. The trail takes a left at the crest of the hill and enters the Clark Reserve. In a short distance left, the Highland Trail
jogs off to the right. The trail is somewhat difficult to follow through this next section to it's junction with the Hunter's Trail
(on right). In a short distance, the Bickford Heights Trail
will be on the left. The trail continues to a logging area where there is a kiosk, then continues south to the road.
Flora & Fauna
Flora: Eastern Hemlock, Birch, Beech, Oak, Beechdrops, White Pine, Hobblebush, Rock Tripe, Spruce, Hop Hornbeam.
Fauna: Deer (tracks).