I arrived at the Wintergreen Avenue park entrance early - even earlier than the gate goes up! My hike just got a mile or so longer than planned. Normally, this time of year, the park road is open weekends so you can drive up to West Rock and Judges Cave, just not this early. I walked up the entrance road to my 'starting point' the South Overlook.
The trail begins behind the park pavillion and winds it's way along the cliff edge. I looked down from the first overlook to see Heron's flying around the West River and Lily Pond - long graceful birds in flight. They seem to be all wing until they land in the tree, then it's all neck.
William Goffe and Edward Whalley, two of the 59 judges who signed the death warrent for England's King Charles I, hid during the summer of 1661. Find a quick history here.
A historic spot, and one I haven't visited since maybe third grade!
|Konolds Pond (nearly covered in lily pads)|
|Glen Lake off in the distance|
|Power Lines cut through the Trail|
|Farm Brook Reservoir and Laurel View Country Club|
|Looking Back at New Haven from Trail's End|