Harold B. Clark Town Forest Professional Review and Guide
"For wildlife and scenic beauty, town-forest land usually can’t compete with property owned by such groups as Audubon or the Trustees of Reservations. But the Harold B. Clark Town Forest is worth a visit because the main trail circles a secluded woodland pond. The shallow waters of Upper Dam Pond provide not only a visual diversity in the surrounding oak and pine forest, but the water also attracts such wildlife as raccoons, foxes, great blue herons, and weasels that prowl the shoreline.
This hike is a short, forty-minute walk around the pond. The trail is wide and the terrain is primarily level, but cross-country skiers should be warned that it will take more than a couple of inches of snow to cover the large rocks and boulders protruding from the ground. Children find the hike to their liking because at the back end of the pond the trail passes close to the water’s edge and they might see frogs, turtles, or perhaps a sunfish guarding its spawning bed in the late spring or early summer. Highlights: Circular walk around pond."