Manuel F Correllus State Forest - Spruce Circuit Trail

Edgartown, Massachusetts

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The “trails” in this 5,100-acre state forest consist of multiuse fire lanes, dirt paths, and paved bicycle trails. A magical world of pines, oaks, and nonnative evergreens awaits the walker willing to leave the often busy bicycle trails and fire lanes and venture onto the sometimes overgrown dirt paths. This state forest also contains sandplain grasslands, a rapidly vanishing habitat that is home to a variety of rare plants and animals. The level trail runs through a shady corridor of trees and shrubs, parallel to the busy Edgartown-West Tisbury Road. Where the trail straightens and before it starts to climb, turn right onto an unsigned and possibly overgrown dirt trail. Now enter a secluded, densely forested realm, where stands of white spruce, unusual on the Cape and Islands, border the trail, along with low-growing oaks and black huckleberry.
Walking the Cape and Islands

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Walking the Cape and Islands

by David Weintraub (Menasha Ridge Press)

The “trails” in this 5,100-acre state forest consist of multiuse fire lanes, dirt paths, and paved bicycle trails. A magical world of pines, oaks, and nonnative evergreens awaits the walker willing to leave the often busy bicycle trails and fire lanes and venture onto the sometimes overgrown dirt paths. This state forest also contains sandplain grasslands, a rapidly vanishing habitat that is home to a variety of rare plants and animals.

The level trail runs through a shady corridor of trees and shrubs, parallel to the busy Edgartown-West Tisbury Road. Where the trail straightens and before it starts to climb, turn right onto an unsigned and possibly overgrown dirt trail. Now enter a secluded, densely forested realm, where stands of white spruce, unusual on the Cape and Islands, border the trail, along with low-growing oaks and black huckleberry.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Edgartown
Distance: 4.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2-3 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Manuel F. Correllus State Forest
Local Maps: USGS Edgartown
Driving Directions: Directions to Manuel F. Correllus State Forest - Spruce Circuit Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/31/2010
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We asked the locals if they have heard of the spruce circuit, and they all scratched there heads. Following the map we eventually found the start point at the parking lot where just past where the bike trail crosses the road (we biked from Edgartown 10-15min). From the parking lot we started our run up the Fire Road and about 3 telephone poles up a single track trail went into the forest. We followed this trail until it forked and we took a right, where we ran into a local who was trimming the low hanging branches from the trail. He said all the single track trails pretty much run in a grid, so its tough to get lost, plus you will eventually cross the fire roads. Great run or walk wish we could have spend more time exploring the various trails.



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