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Take a Hike

The Northwest Corner is renowned for its beauty and the peacefulness of its environs. The Salisbury Association is giving area residents access to even more of that tranquility with two new hiking trails on its land trust’s preserves.

One is a 1.3-mile loop trail at the Pope Preserve on Route 44 near the Appalachian Trail in Salisbury. The second is a longer trail on the 241-acre Yoakum Preserve at the end of Reservoir Road in Lakeville.

New maps are being developed for the Pope and Yoakum trails, along with Dark Hollow on Salmon Kill Road, and will be posted at the trails and on the Association’s website, accessed at the link below. The maps will provide information about distances, topography, trailheads, difficulty and history of the property.

The Land Trust currently preserves more than 3,000 acres of forest, agricultural, ecological and scenic resources through both conservation easements and fee land ownership. Its Dark Hollow and Sycamore Field Preserves provide previously established hiking trails that are open to the public. In addition, the town’s Railroad Path includes some of the Land Trust’s protected land and the Trust cooperates with the town to monitor and maintain the path. Bird walks and other programs are offered at the Schlesinger Bird Sanctuary and Tory Hill Preserve.