11. Gould – White

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Access: There are several access points into this Core Conservation Area. The northern access is via a trail head off W. Berlin Road – there is no parking here.  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 purchased this Land in 1986.  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 property is private (in orange) 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 will take you past the vernal pool, up to “The Cave” and back past “The Lichen Basin.”    Secondary side trails extend your walk connecting the “Brendan Ridge Trail” which can be traveled North to W. Berlin or South to Randall Road.

GPS Trail Route File Download – Available Now!

Due to the size and complexity of this conservation area, the Trails Committee has created a trail route GPS file complete with waypoint data.    This KMZ file can be opened in GoogleMaps, GoogleEarth, and in certain mobile device GPS applications.

Once installed, the trail user can “follow” the route on their device, and also make edits and additions to the GPS data.    Your GPS application may create variences in the field.

To download this .KMZ GPS route, enter the password “Bolton Trails” below to launch and save the file.  Please include the capital letters and the space as shown.  For a step-by-step tutorial on how to install and use these files on your smartphone click HERE.