Smith Tree Farm Trails in Canton

The Smith Tree Farm Trails, in Canton, is a 64 acre preserve, located in the northwestern corner of Canton, and southern Barkhampsted. The trail winds around a steam and up a steep hill leading to a clearing with a wonderful vista. Click here for a trail map. This will be the next story in the Peter Marteka’s Connecticut Hikes. Click here for the link to Peter’s Connecticut Hikes page.

A moss covered fallen tree creates a bridge over the stream that lines the early path of the trail.

A moss covered fallen tree creates a bridge over the stream that lines the early path of the trail.

  • Moss covered roots of a tree reach down and around rocks to take a drink from the flowing stream.
  • Covered in turkey tail fungus, this fallen tree lies on a bed of moss.
  • The beginning portion of the trail follows a stream that was rushing from an early morning thunderstorm.
  • An Eastern Newt in the "red eft" stage meanders its way up a steep hill along the trail.
  • Moss covers a fallen tree laying along the trail along the stream.
  • This wonderful vista is the reward for the dedicated hiker who follows the yellow markings up the steep trail.

 

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