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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.