Bolton Trails

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11 Gould – White

For a high resolution PDF map:

Gould-White Map

Size: 88 acres
Access: There are several access points into this area.

The northern access is via a trail head off W. Berlin Road – there is no parking here.  

A second access point from this direction can be found a short way along Sawyer Road as is descends eastwards from the intersection with West Berlin Road.

The main access point is off Rocky Dundee Road, at the property sign to the right. Park off street at the intersection of Randall Road and Rocky Dundee and walk to the trail head.  Trail entrances to the Randall-Vinger properties also accessible from this location, opposite side of Randall Road.

Description:   Bolton acquired this in several phases starting with a purchase in 1986. Some of the land is privately owned, but with a conservation easement.  A large vernal pool surrounded by hilly woodland and ledge outcrops lies in the center of this spectacular area.   Old trees grow side by side with young stands of sweet birch, and signs and sounds of coyotes, deer, grouse, and woodpeckers are all present.  Two trail easements, donated to the town by H. Mitchell Gould, run to the pond.   The trail from Randall Road is marked with a sign in the front of the entrance.    The Hapgood-Schecter property is private but trail easements exist as shown in the map. Please stay on trail in these areas.

There are several trail segments supporting generous loop hikes.     The Basin Loop trail passes the vernal pool, up to “The Cave” and back past “The Lichen Basin.”    Other trails can extend the walk connecting the “Brendan Ridge Trail” which can be followed North to W. Berlin Road, or South to Randall Road.