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

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.

hiking
1 month 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

We found the trail to be overgrown near the river. Not sure what scenic overlook people are noting-- didn't come upon this. There are a few secondary trails that are not marked, stay on the wider trails and try to look for the white markings on the trees (which are not frequent and fading).

Great trail! Pretty easy one especially for kids and beginners. The river part was pretty but if you kept going it was a bit over grown. But the lookout was fantastic! Definitely would go again just for the lookout!

Nice

Very nice and well marked .

It was really great seeing the Indian Spring, the river and overlook. We wished there were more signs at the stops as we didn't know to back track to go to the next stop at the river. And at the overlook the trail continues...to the main road. So there should also be a sign there. Didn't know to backtrack there either. Otherwise the view was AMAZING and it was just beautiful :)

walking
Friday, July 22, 2016