Recently, an avid hiker friend mentioned the existence of a spot she liked. I stored the information away until a few days ago, when I sought out the Mill Brook Preserve. It was not, as one would expect, at the end of Millrock Avenue. On a whim, I drove one street further and there it was, right at the north end of my very own street!
We parked the car and set off on the Blue Trail Loop. On that path, I figured, we’d eventually get back to the car.
Not far from the parking area we came to the Mill Brook.
And a fairy forest of whispering white leaves.
A beaver dam with beaver-felled trees.
A lovely heron eyed us.
There are three marked trails at the Preserve. We’re planning on trying a new one, if it ever stops raining.