6. Rattlesnake

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6.Rattlesnake Core Conservation Area

Size: 453 acres
Access: There are several points of access to this Core Conservation Area. Access via the Lime Kiln is located on Route 117, approximately 1.5 miles east of Route 495. A gravel parking lot is on the north side of 117 (Main Street) just before a brown fence. If you reach Bolton Spring Farms you’ve gone to far. Parking can also be found on Old Sugar Road, which is off Sugar Road east of the bridge of Route 495. A trail is about 500 feet down on the left of Old Sugar Road. Another access is via Harris Farm Road, off Sugar Road. At the Harris Farm Road cul-de-sac, go up the common driveway to the right of the leftmost house and enter near the Bolton Conservation sign.
Description: These hundreds of acres are comprised of wooded hillsides, dotted with boulder outcrops and vernal pools. A large network of trails, including wide cart paths, traverses the hillside. An Interpretative Trail is found off the Main Street entrance. This 1.3-mile trail, known as the Bob Horton Memorial Trail, provides information on botany, geology, history and early industry.

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 installing and using these files on your smartphone click HERE.