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Welcome Hikers!

Four marked trails accomodate conservation education, environmental interpretation, and outdoor recreation at Neithercut Woodland. Come along and experience the mysteries that lie around each bend!

Brookwood Trail is 3/4-mile long and showcases a diversity of habitats, as well as plant and animal life, during its approximately 45-minute walk. A few of the natural features encountered along the trail are explained in the Brookwood Trail Guide, where each numbered paragraph corresponds to a numbered post along the trail.

The Arborvitae Trail joins the Brookwood Trail. If you choose to walk the Arborvitae Trail, anticipate a 2-1/2 hour walk through 2.1 miles of scenic forest and forest openings. The Freedom Trail is a 1/4-mile long blacktop, barrier-free trail. It includes an elevated boardwalk and leads from the parking lot through a marsh to the Nature Center. The Littlefield Trail is just over 1/2-mile long and circles around a seasonal pond where amphibians breed in the spring. At the height of mating season, several different frog calls can be heard. All trails return you to the Nature Center.

Please remember to take water with you on your hike. Trails are marked by colored diamonds and numbers on the trees identify your location should there be an emergency. Remaining on the trail will help preserve the natural and pristine environment for others to enjoy. Plan your stay so that you are finished by dusk, and please leave only footprints behind.

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