Smith Tree Farm Trails

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Explore the trails

The Smith Tree Farm property provides access to two connecting trails, which wind through tree fields and past spectacular views.

Charlotte Craig Trail

  • Blazes: Yellow
  • Duration: About a mile, loop
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Trailhead: From the parking area, walk uphill past the right side of the barn. The trail starts in the north tree field behind the farmhouse and barn.
  • Features: The trail includes a scenic outlook on the north ridge, with beautiful views to the south and southwest.

Ted Wright Trail

  • Blazes: Yellow
  • Duration: About 4 miles total, out and back
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Trailhead: From the parking area, walk further down Doyle Road to the creek. The trailhead is about a quarter of a mile beyond the tree farm, on the other side of Doyle Road.
  • Features: The trail crosses and follows the banks of the picturesque Ratlum Brook, up a steep, zig-zagging ascent to Smith’s Lookout. As the trail continues, it will later begin to descend gradually, pass near Capen Cabin and come to the southern trail head on Breezy Hill Road.

Directions & parking

Take Wright Road from Route 179 (Cherry Brook Road). Turn left from Wright Road onto Doyle Road and continue for half a mile. The last portion is unpaved. The barn and farmhouse are on the right side of the road. In Google maps, search for Ted Wright trailhead – north.

Alternatively, if you would like to hike the trail from south to north, from Route 179 (Cherry Brook Road) take Barbourtown Road, to Breezy Hill Road until the pavement ends. The trailhead will be on your right. In Google maps, search for Ted Wright trailhead – south.

There is ample parking near and to the right of the barn or on the left side of the roadway, which ends at this point. In Google maps search for Charlotte Craig trailhead.

The farmhouse is leased by the Canton Land Conservation Trust (CLCT) as a private residence, so please respect our tenant's privacy.

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