Wagner Woods

 
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Location

Enter from the parking lot at Hall Farm off Old Farms Rd. or park in the small lot off Great Pond Rd. just east of the State Park on the south side of the road.

Distance

1.5 miles of trail.

Terrain

Flat and easy. Occasionally muddy in low lying areas.

Features

This diverse property contains succession forest, wetlands, including several vernal pools, and an eight acre hayfield which are home to numerous wildlife species including at least sixty species of birds. The sheltered blue trail ambles through a cool forest of mostly pines, oaks and maples. Numerous stone walls attest to the property’s previous life as a farm. On the northwest corner of the large hayfield there are remnants of the farm building foundations. The nearby stream still shows traces of an old dam. A large population of bluebirds takes advantage of the many houses placed on the edge of the field and red- shouldered hawks are often seen gliding above. Another remnant of farming days is the “two-wagon” wide laneway (orange trail) that leads from the southern end of the field down to Hop Brook.

For a longer hike combine Wagner Woods with Great Pond State Forest across the street.

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