Phelon Memorial Forest is the result of two separate donations made by Mr. Douglas M. Rice and Mr. Russell E. Phelon between 1973 and 1984. The donors wanted to have the forest remain productive while also maintaining a blueberry crop on a portion of the property. This is a 1,000 acre New England Forestry Foundation proprty with several trails, trailhead on North Road in Granville. The ridge is also a bird watch area and you can see Mt. Tom and the Holyoke Range, Sweetman Mountain, Holiday Hill wind turbines… just to name a few! Truly a breath taking sight just 10 minutes up the trail. Parts of the trail are made up of large slabs of rock that make for a unique mountain biking experience. Deeper into the property, there are flowing gravel trails that weave up and down mountainous terrain. There is a picnic table and large glacial erratic at the summit, next to those the remains of a fire tower. Trails are open rock face, woods and previously logged forest. There are also more single path wooded trails at the end of the left most field that take you to a waterfall. The pipeline runs thru here, leading to more trails off the side. We love this one, in our top five for views.
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