About Richardson Brook
Named for the brook at its southern boundary, this wildlife sanctuary offers a challenging trail that meanders by numerous large trees and boulders, an interesting stone structure, and finally to Richardson Brook itself.
- Three species of salamanders that live in the cool, clear waters of Richardson Brook.
- Stone walls, rock piles, and the skeletal remains of red cedar, an indication that the upper portions of the sanctuary were open fields.
- The waters from Richardson Brook, which eventually flow in the Farmington River, an important water supply for Hartford.
- Impressive specimens of red oak, sugar maple, white pine, eastern hemlock, black birch, and American beech.
Trails: Daily, dawn to dusk
Free, donations appreciated