Monday, July 13, 2009

Fox Hollow Trail at Birchbank

Last winter I just happened to spot this stone pillar, which reads "Fox Hollow Trail," and the steps behind it, on Little Fox Run just before entering the Fox Hollow subdivision near Okenuck Way. This was the access trail I had heard rumors of but had no idea where it was.
And here's the same location yesterday! See the stone pillar? After climbing the stairs, whatever trail once existed is gone. There is a narrow open space corridor between some houses that it must have traveled through, but we can see no evidence of it. Instead, we have a strip of woods with some piles of lawn debris from the neighbors, including a big pile of logs and branches and smaller piles of rotting, slimy grass clippings.
Once you get to the top of the grassy knoll it's quite pleasant. From there, it's not too hard to join an unofficial trail going down the fairly steep hill to reach Birchbank Trail, the chimney, and the Paugussett Trail.

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