A flat trail encircles forest on the south edge of wide wetlands along the banks of tributaries to the nearby Sudbury River. This area at the confluence of Hop Brook and Allowance Brook has been home to generations of great blue herons, nesting atop standing dead trees in the wetlands.
Look for the many signs of beavers here, too, as well as ducks and geese. A walk in the winter can show tracks of deer, coyote, fisher, and more along the trails. Vernal pools in the adjacent Landham Brook Marsh offer a springtime chorus of breeding frogs.
An interpretive guide created by an Eagle Scout candidate describes some of the interesting features at the property.