QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 19 acres
- Trail Mileage: .8 miles, and .5 miles, to the stream
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy to moderate
- Sights: marsh, hemlock forest
These pretty Freeport Conservation Trust trails snake through forest—with some ups and downs and along the steep sides of what I think are glacial eskers—before coming out on a marsh with a windy olive-green stream. The first .2 miles takes along the edge of a field and underneath stately old trees. After crossing a stream, you’ll come to the trail intersection. If you go right, on the Bear Caves Trail, you’ll reach the stream in .3 miles, after passing through forest with rather dramatic terrain. If you go left at the intersection, on Over the Hills Trail, you have another half mile to .6 miles to go to the river. Both destinations are pretty.
Directions: From the intersection of Wolfe’s Neck Road and Flying Point Road, you’ll drive .2 miles down Wolfe’s Neck Rock. The small parking area and trailhead are on the right.