My pre-breakfast walks are on trails on our own land - and you are certainly
welcome to join me if you can manage a 7:00 a.m. start. There is also a
more extensive area a bit further up Ward Hill where birders, joggers and
hikers are allowed.
The Ward Hill road heads west off of Route 100 just before the narrow bridge
over Dowsville Brook (assuming you are heading north out of the Valley
towards Waterbury). If heading south from Waterbury, the bridge is perhaps
a quarter mile south of Harwood Union High School.
The driveway to our camp is on the left (there is a sign) 2.2 miles up the
Ward Hill road, perhaps 50 yards beyond an old farmhouse on the right. Most
mornings I will be right there checking along the road prior to going down
into our two fields. If you want a longer walk (or a later start), you
could proceed another mile or so up the Ward Hill road until the road turns
sharply right down a hill. Straight ahead you will see a red gate to block
vehicular access. But it is allowed to walk around the gate and hike in
along the logging road. This is where I go for longer walks and/or with the
Mad Birders. It makes a lovely walk and there are some nice views.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Terry Wright" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Lincoln's Sparrow and more warblers
> Am really enjoying your Ward Hill warbler posts. Are you walking the
> there, or are there some public lands or trails upon which you are making
> these observations? I should really like to see these birds but am not
> with this locale.
> Thanks for any advice!
> Terry Wright