The first reservation established by the Metropolitan Parks Commission (later the MDC) in 1893, Beaver Brook Reservation is 59 acres of open fields, wetlands and woodlands. Ponds, fields, marsh, and a cascading waterfall make the park's north section a delightful place to walk or picnic. The more developed south section features ballfields, a wading pool, and a tot lot. Beaver Brook's historic significance includes reminders of its past; the remains of a 19th century fulling mill, the historic Robert Morris Copeland House (c.1835) and a monument to the Waverly Oaks, perhaps the most famous trees of the 1890's

great hike with just enough to make it a challenge without being too much. I only had enough time to hike up to the lookout and back, but I'm planning on returning to hike down to the river and over to the spring. this might be my new favorite place.

I did initially miss my turn for the lookout. fallen limbs and leaves had my head down watching my step more than checking for markers. my own fault. thankful for the maps in the app

Rock Spring Preserve: the hike to the spring is mostly downhill. I would say it was a moderate hike, nothing treacherous. It has a lot of stonewalls along the path to view. The spring is tucked away in a small valley with lots of vegetation growing around it.

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3 months ago

Trails winding through mostly deciduous forests. Some mountain bikers on the trails. No real trail markers to speak of. There is an old cemetery along the North end of it with a descriptive plaque.

Favorite Spot to go. Very easy to walk and great Overlook.

wish it was a little more scenic but still very nice! the only straining part for some would be walking back of the entry path

Was a fun trail with the dogs and GF. Not very well marked.

I liked it, the trail near the river needs a little TLC but not bad otherwise

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Saturday, October 15, 2016