Posted on September 14, 2015 and last updated on August 16, 2017

Smithfield Plantation, Litchfield

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

  • Preserve Size: 103 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 1.4 miles in network
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: wetland, woods, "natural amphitheater"

The main loop here is roughly 1 mile, with a side jaunt to see a vernal pool. The 100-acre preserve includes an outdoor amphitheater, about a half-mile or so walk from the parking lot. The town, with help from volunteers, maintains this preserve.

Directions: From the east, follow Rte 126 & 9 (Lewiston Road) east to the blinking light at Batchelders Corner. Take a left onto Hallowell-Litchfield Road at the Country Store. Follow Hallowell-Litchfield Road to Libby Road. Take a right onto Libby Road at the Fire Station. Follow Libby Road watching for sign and parking area for Smithfield Plantation on the left. From the west, follow Rte 126 & 9 (Lewiston Road) west to the blinking light at Batchelders Corner. Take a right onto Hallowell-Litchfield Road at the Country Store. Follow Hallowell-Litchfield Road to Libby Road. Take a right onto Libby Road at the Fire Station. Follow Libby Road watching for sign and parking area for Smithfield Plantation on the left. From the south follow Rte 197 (Richmond Road). Coming from the east take a right or from the west take a left onto Hallowell-Litchfield Road at the Libby Tozier School. Follow Hallowell-Litchfield Road to Libby Road. Take a left onto Libby Road. Follow Libby Road watching for sign and parking area for Smithfield Plantation on the left. From the north, follow Hallowell-Litchfield Road taking a right on Libby Road at the Fire Station. Follow Libby Road watching for sign and parking area for Smithfield Plantation on the left.

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