Brookmead Trails: Get lost and be found!

  • Meeting date and time: Saturday at 9 am, October 31, 2020. Rain date: Sunday, November 1.
  • Meeting location: Marion Cross School parking lot near school-bus assembly point, where everyone will receive a briefing on social distancing and carpooling. Maximum participants: 10, plus two leaders
  • Trailhead location: Norwich Farms, 723 Turnpike Road
  • Reward: Enjoy the views of our rural countryside as you climb into the forest, or find quiet and solitude as you wander the miles of single-track trails through the woods. The trails on this property connect with Norwich’s Parcel 5 trails, and the Blue-Ribbon Connector trail. 
    This property supports local agriculture, education, scientific research, and multi-use recreational trails.
  • Length: Network. The hike will be an approximately 2.5-mile “lollipop”—an out-and-back that connects to a loop with 320 feet of uphill, where we’ll see connections to Parcel 5 and the Blue-Ribbon Connector Trail.
  • Difficulty: Easy grades, suitable for all ages.
  • Web links
  • Directions to trailhead from Dan & Whit’s: Head north on Main Street 0.4 miles to Turnpike Road. Turn left and follow road 2.2 miles to 723 Turnpike Road. Trailhead with kiosk is visible on the left.
  • Prizes: A small prize will go to the youngest attendee of the Marion Cross School and to the oldest Social Security recipient.
  • Sign up: To register, email Put “Brookmead hike” in header of your email and state the number of participants in your party. Hikes are limited to a maximum of ten participants in total, plus leaders.
Brookmead trailhead is at 723 Turnpike Road.
The numbers in circles are hiking distance from the start in miles.
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