Birding · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife
This trail leaves the North Family Trail
(on the right), just above the Lower Dam. It crosses over a small footbridge and reaches a junction, where you can either travel left or right. While the DCR's map only shows the main trail to the right, the left trail makes a complete loop.
Following the trail to the right, it follows an old road past some historical features. It turns left at a sign and begins its ascent up the mountain. It passes over the summit of Shaker Mountain (1,860 ft.) and starts to descend. The trail reaches a fork, where the original trail continues straight to C.C.C. Trail
or you can turn left (following green blazes). The green-blazed trail turns to a singletrack and traverses through the woods. It parallels C.C.C. Trail
and follows the brook down to the footbridge.
Flora & Fauna
Flora: Ramps, Purple Trillium, Painted Trillium, Wintergreen, Running Cedar, White Pine, Eastern Hemlock
, Oak, Sugar Maple.
Fauna: Scarlet Tanager.
Shared By: David Smith