ElevationAscent: 71' 22 m
Descent: -72' -22 m
High: 763' 232 m
Low: 718' 219 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)
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“A short, family-friendly loop that makes for the perfect introductory tour around the Blandford Nature Center trails.”— Zander Göpfert
The trails at Blandford can be traveled in either direction, with dogs on leash except for the Wildlife trail, which doesn't allow dogs.
To start, head west (left) on the South Farm trail past the Star Schoolhouse and Sugar House. Continue along the Brandywine Creek toward the entrance and parking area for the Blandford School. Turn right (north) to walk along the driveway up toward the entrance for the North Farm trail. For visitors looking for a longer run, keep an eye out for signs pointing toward the West Meadow trail which loops around the western half of the property.
For this run, continue north toward the traffic circle and look for the North Farm trail on the right heading northeast back into the woods. This section is very moderately hilly up across the powerline corridor to the Back Forty loop.
Stay left (north) at this intersection with the Back Forty, to follow the loop in a clockwise direction. Along the way, you'll pass two wetland areas where birds and wildlife can often be spotted and there are a handful of spur trails to explore further. Around the 1.25-mile mark, take a left at the West Loop - Back Forty Connector. Continue to the left at the next intersection to follow the eastern side of the West Loop across the creek, staying right away from the East Loop.
Finally, take the Wildlife - West Loop Connector to the understandably popular Wildlife trail for the final rewarding stroll through the display of animals on site.
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Land Manager: Blandford Nature Center