Once a working farmstead at the crest of a hill overlooking meadows and gently rolling wooded hills, this 140-acre parcel is now a city of Danbury park. The red trail in Bear Mountain Reservation is a graceful loop through fields, passing the foundation of a barn and stone walls, into medium-growth deciduous forest with views of the Danbury Bay section of Candlewood Lake in the distance through the trees.
From the trailhead, follow the Red Trail. Immediately to your left will be an old barn foundation that clearly survived a fire since any wood pieces embedded in the stone are charred. Farther along, you’ll pass a few old apple trees fringing wide-open fields that slope down toward the woods’ edge to your right in the distance, providing good views of the hills beyond.
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