Posted on August 25, 2017 and last updated on August 25, 2017

Bonney Woods, Farmington


  • Preserve Size: 9 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~.8 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: old-growth hemlocks, old graveyard

People living close to this path of old-growth hemlock forest are lucky — it’s quiet, dark, cool, and restful. It’s not big — about nine acres — but it’s lovely. There is an old family graveyard at one end. The trails are unmarked, but essentially, there is one roughly .3-mile main loop in the center of the woods which is intersected in two places with short cut-offs. Other trails connect to the streets around the small parcel. There must have been something about all the oldness in this woods (or maybe the thick leaf cover) but my GPS didn’t work well at all so my map is kind of wonky.

Directions: The main parking area is off Anson Street, before it becomes Titcomb Hill Road, roughly about .32 miles from Main Street (Route 27).

Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!