Cloverdale Conservation Area
The Cloverdale parcel consists of open lightly wooded rolling terrain and an open pasture surrounded by mature pines on the westerly side and wet meadow on the northerly side. The easterly side is mostly wooded and brush covered. A gentle trail winds around the perimeter of the property providing nice views of the meadow and the abundant wildlife that resides within.
This area is a pleasant location for a short walk or to cross country ski or snowshoe amongst the woodlands.
A gentle trail meanders through the property providing nice views of the meadow and the abundant wildlife that resides within. This loop trail, approximately .60 mile long, winds along the edge of the pasture and around the southwest edge of the meadow before it turns into a more densely wooded area along the easterly side of the property. The trail eventually reaches the edge of the woodland where it crosses the meadow. The view from here overlooks eleven acres of meadow which stretches approximately 1600 feet from the northern to the southern edge of the property. The trail then crosses the six hundred foot wide meadow and returns to the pasture area. Wet areas of the property are accessed by a short bridge across the inlet stream and four boardwalks of varying length.
The longest boardwalk, at 370 feet, provides up close views of a multitude of birds and occasional glimpses of otters and muskrats as it crosses the meadow.
Primary access to the loop trail is at the parking area on Great Road. Additional access is planned via spur trails leading from Gristmill Road and Surrey Road.