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Trails at Poor Farm Hill

Discover 0.94 miles of interlinking trails that wind through stands of hemlock and past the headwaters of the Hop Brook watershed.

Trail Map

download Poor Farm Hill Trail Map (457 kB)

Trail Descriptions

Double Oak Trail

Length: 0.55 miles
Details: After a level start in a short distance, you will encounter a steep slope through a dense understory of mountain laurel beneath a mixed hardwood and white pine forest. Two very obvious understory plants are the low bush blueberry and huckleberry.

Fred Lenherr Trail

Length: 0.39 miles
Details: This trail passes through a young forest of beech and red maple before entering the darker realms of a hemlock stand. Hemlocks are threatened by the wooly adelgid, a small invasive insect that feeds on the sap. See if you can locate their cottony bodies on the underside of the needles