Birding · Fall Colors · Historical Significance · River/Creek · Wildlife
Need to Know
Parking is free but is a road side pull off.
Watch your footing, the roots from the trees are easy to trip on. Can have areas of slippery mud if it has rained in the past few days in addition to slippery moss on the boulders.
There are technically two trails which meet up at one point, essentially creating two loops. Blue trail has a lot of uneven footing, root clusters and small boulders sticking out of the ground (typical of the Connecticut landscape). Red trail is somewhat more even underfoot but still has some large roots and small boulders. Trail is part of the GOSA project. gosaonline.org/the-merritt-…
There is a connecting trail on the western side of the trail that leads to Haley Farm State Park and a few more trails.
Flora & Fauna
Flora: ferns, trees, and vines
Chipmunks, deer, birds, deer flies are abundant.
Shared By: Kevin Crace