Wednesday, August 31, 2011
8/30/11 Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park
There are several trails that we hike here-none of them very long. Except for the Summit Trail they are basically flat like the start of the summit trail.
That trail does have some steep rocky spots but Kelley was able to find ways around them.
The summit has no open vistas, only glimpses through the trees.
We took the Ice Works Trail to Fresh Pond and then circled the pond.
Kelley didn't mind that there was lots of vegetation at the edge of the pond.
On the Backshore Trail there is a very small cemetery where we found this stone.
We also did the Beaver Flowage Trail. The east side has been rerouted further from the marsh and is less interesting than it was. We went to the shore near the picnic area ,intending to explore some but the tide was in and high and there was no place to walk. A nice varied hike which totaled about 3 hours walking time.