Posted on January 27, 2021 and last updated on January 28, 2021

Newichawannock Woods, Berwick

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: 80 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1.3 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: Salmon Falls River

The 80 acres of forested habitat here includes 1,680 forested feet along the Salmon Falls River, and a great view across a wide section of the river. Looks like you might be able to swim, or at least wade? I can’t tell how fast the current is.

You can watch a little video about the Great Works Regional Land Trust‘s vision for the parcel on YouTube (and check out the nice drone footage!). They’re trying to nurse the plot into a healthy old-growth forest, to provide habitat for wildlife. Plus, big old trees suck in more carbon dioxide.

The loop from the parking area to the river and back is roughly 1.0 mile.

Directions: There is a decently sized parking area off Route 236, close to the intersection with Berwick Road, and 0.26 miles from Power House Road (where there is a trail head but no parking).

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