QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: Not sure
- Trail Mileage: 1 mile to trailhead, 1-mile loop trail
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: blueberry fields, woods, beaver meadow
To reach the loop trail protected by Great Pond Conservation Trust, I recommend hiking or biking the 1.1-ish miles to the trailhead. Only drive if you have a rugged car with good clearance.
There is a sign indicating parking, from April 15 to November 15, next to the town sludge facility on Upper Long Pond Road. From there, the trailhead is roughly 1.1 miles down the road on the right. You’ll pass a couple of houses and a pungent compost facility on the left. You’re close when you get to the blueberry fields. Pass under the powerlines, and look for a sign for the overlook on the right. You can walk out onto the fields here for a pleasant view. The trail kiosk is here as well.
The actual trailhead is a bit farther down on the road to the right. Return to the road and walk down the hill. The blazes are on trees are slightly hidden, so keep a sharp lookout. If you reach the stream and the bridge, you’ve gone 30 yards too far. The well-marked 1.2-mile trail takes you on a moderately easy loop through the forest with a spur to a “beaver meadow.”
Directions: The farm is 2.5 miles north of the Mast Hill Road and Moosehorn Drive intersection. Upper Long Pond Road is a dirt road leaving Moosehorn Drive; it is maintained to the town facility.