Easy Unnamed Trail,

Pompey Hollow Park

At the Senior Housing Complex, 25 Tremko Lane, Ashford

Walkability: Easy; the first 250 feet are designed for people in wheelchairs or with walkers, or toddlers.

Total distance: 0.2 miles

Elevation change: negligible.

Environment: Very peaceful and secluded spot with the Mount Hope River and a creek visible along the way. It's loaded with native plants including a large black walnut just south of the start point and a massive ancient white pine about halfway through the walk.

The first part, which goes straight in, takes you to a wooden deck overlooking the Mt. Hope River, which is just a few feet below. The deck has a built-in bench. This part of the path is wide and flat with a packed stone dust surface, and has a very slight slope down to the deck. Only a few feet from the start, the path is in the quiet woods, and the overlook is secluded and peaceful. 500 feet round trip.

The second part continues in a loop from the overlook, going back to the main path near the starting point. This part of the path narrows, and though it has some stone dust, it is not as flat, and has a little more of a rise. There are benches along the way in this section.

Directions: Enter from Pompey Hollow Road (Rt. 44), park past the Farmers Market, walk on a sidewalk past the pickle ball courts . The trail starts on the right where there is a drinking fountain (doesn't work).  

October 2023