Historic Smithville Loop Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The trail comes out on a road, briefly passing private property then turning right into a field before entering woods. It winds around and over a ravine on narrow wooden bridges. Farley, intimidated at first, soon became adept at this high-wire act. A few big sugar maple, red oak, and tulip trees dominate the woods. Go past the old factories that, long ago, made textiles, woodworking machinery, and high-wheeled bicycles.
The sandy gravel path is pretty in winter, showing off the trees, and soft on your dog’s feet. Several judiciously placed docks provide nice views over Smithville Lake and an experience for your canine pal. Soon, reach the Floating Trail, which goes over the lake. It sways and moves like a suspension bridge, a fun experience for you and your dog. Farley, unused to moving trails, first skulked with its movement, adding this to his increasing range of experiences."