Shanty Brook Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Though not difficult, this unmarked trail varies from a narrow footpath to an outright bushwhack, so unseasoned hikers should be prepared before undertaking this adventure. One of the more notable preparations is to expect to have wet feet. There is almost no getting around this, so plan accordingly, and you will be able to enjoy the beautiful waterfall, swimming hole, and remote pond.
The parking area for Shanty Brook is distinct because it is on the south side of the road and is the only one that is U-shaped; most are large lots or gravel pulloﬀs right next to the road. The trail is unmarked, and though portions are well worn, this hike deﬁnitely counts as a bushwhack."