Yale Forest-Nipmuck Trail Hike & Farm Tour
Hiking/Walk DATE: 10/19/2008 - 10/19/2008
Trip/Event Location: Ashford, CT
Max # People: 25
Trip Guiding / Event Fee:
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Catch the wonder of the fall foliage during this early autumn stroll through the woods of
We started out the day with four of us taking a trip over to my neighbors&rsquo farm for a farm-yard tour and demo on sugar-bush management. The Dominique chickens were definitely the hit of the farm-yard. After muffins and cider we were lead to the farms sugar-bush for a demo in the proper removal of timber. The demo involved using two sets of oxen to remove felled trees. Oxen were used to minimize ground compaction. Maple trees have very shallow root systems which would be damaged by modern tree harvesting equipment.
After spotting a few cars at the end of the trail, fifteen of us headed up into
Leaving Kris for his return trip to
The Nipmuck trail lead us to a scenic overlook where we were able to gaze down upon beautiful fall colors decorating the trees of Boston Hollow.
The trip was wrapped up with a short car ride back to the starting point.
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