QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 149 acres
- Trail Mileage: ~.4 mile one way
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: upland forest, Perley Pond (off access road)
There isn’t a walking path on this rectangular preserve that includes frontage on the Northwest River and Perley Pond. Instead, you can walk a little ways along a driveway that bisects the preserve. This wheelchair-accessible road cuts through upland forest. I think much of the rest of the land here is wetlands. If you do walk down the driveway, at some point you cross onto private land — it was not clear when — and you’ll see two camps near the river.
Perley Pond can be accessed a little ways up from the start of the driveway. It’s a warm 29-acre pond.
Directions: The preserve is off Folly Road, much of which is dirt, I think. If you’re getting to Folly Road from Peaked Mountain Road, note that this road is not maintained during the winter but is decently passable in the summer.