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    Sharon Audubon Center

    Sharon, Connecticut

    Sharon Audubon Center

    Sharon Audubon Center Professional Guide

    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "From the map kiosk near the parking lot, follow the sign for Ford/Hal Borland trails, crossing the wooden bridge over Herrick Brook. At the trail junction at the Explorer Hut, turn left and follow Deer Trail’s rectangular red blazes among hemlock, sugar maple, red oak, and yellow birch.

    Chunks of gneiss rock jut from the forest floor, while skunk cabbage, cinnamon fern, and sensitive fern thrive in the gurgling brook’s drainage. Red trillium (wake-robin) and jack-in-the-pulpit line the chipped path."

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    Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr
    "Need a hiking suggestion for an overcast day? Try the Sharon Audubon Center. The captivating views along the Hendrickson Bog Meadow and Fern Trails are short range, so a few clouds won’t detract from your enjoyment. And, on a dreary day, you may have the place to yourself. These paths take you past two ponds teeming with wildlife—primarily geese, ducks, and beavers (we saw a swan)—through some spacious meadows and dense woods that shelter deer, foxes, coyotes, and bobcats. All of the kids—from toddlers to teenagers—will have fun on this walk. This property comprises some 1147 acres with 11 miles of hiking trails. The nature museum features live reptiles, birds, and amphibians and has a well-stocked gift shop." Read more

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    AMC's Best Day Hikes in Connecticut


    Best Hikes with Kids: Connecticut, Massachusetts, & Rhode Island

    210 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Skill Level
    2.0 hours

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