Suffield Land Conservancy (SLC): Sydney F. Fuller Wildlife Preserve
~.25 Miles, November 2017
I’m writing a quick little series on several Suffield Land Conservancy properties. Calvin and I ripped through a few of them on Election Day together; but don’t get too excited. These are more cautionary tales than anything.
Not that Suffield or the Land Conservancy really touts these smaller properties. They merely mention them. And of course they do maintain some very nice trails elsewhere in town.
But here? At the Overlook Ridge Property? Not really.
This one is “on Spruce Street.” Ok. Spruce Street is fairly long. But I found it! It maybe a 10 second drive west from route 187 on the left. There’s a gate there and everything.
That locked gate is there for the farm owner to get his tractor in there I would assume. But hey, this 10 acre plot of farmland surrounded by trees is SLC property, baby!
So let’s hike! Down the entry path and towards the field and…
Okay then. That was cool. And really, there’s no way that anything here is going to be better than a mama bear and her cubs.
But I returned several months later when the corn was grown and gathered and done. I walked around. I saw no bears.
Or much of anything, really.
Then I went back to my car.