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Trolley Trail

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A short, flat rail trail through Branford's tidal wetlands.


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

100%

Runnable

50' 15 m

High

4' 1 m

Low

46' 14 m

Up

55' 17 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Historical Significance · Views · Wildlife

Description

This trail begins at a parking area off of Tilcon Road by a set of railroad tracks. The trail crosses the tracks and continues into the tidal marsh. The trail is dirt until it becomes a concrete boardwalk that crosses the water.

At the center of this section of the trail, there are a few convenient benches. After returning to the dirt path, the trail climbs slightly before crossing under Pleasent Point Road. It descends from this rocky area and goes back into the marsh.

At this point, it crosses a wonderful little footbridge that was constructed inside the skeleton of an older, larger bridge. The trail then continues towards another parking area at the eastern terminus of the trail.

Flora & Fauna

There are multiple osprey nesting platforms all around the trail in the surrounding tidal wetlands.

Contacts

Land Manager: Branford Land Trust

Shared By:

Daniel McCloskey

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#5,835

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Sunset on the Trolley Trail
Mar 19, 2021 near Branfor…, CT

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