The wheelchair accessible BOARDWALK leads from the entrance parking area between two ponds, and makes a loop through a red maple swamp to the edge of the upland woods in the eastern portion of the sanctuary before returning west along the swamp edge back to the entrance. The boardwalk offers several overlooks from which to observe the wetland wildlife.
The RIDGE WALK, marked with white, winds over and around the small hills and hollows in the sanctuary and just over its border on the Saw Mill River Parkway land. It begins at the eastern most overlook of the boardwalk and connects southward to the Swamp Loop Trail. There is a handsome rock formation at the top of the northern most hills made of gneiss rock, folded and squished together by geologic forces until they appear to resemble gray whipped cream.
SWAMP LOOP, marked with yellow, begins at the southeast
overlook of the boardwalk, skirts the southern portion of the swamp
and loops east through the upland woods to its connection with the Ridge
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