Tanner Marsh Brook is a narrow property of approximately 5 acres, acquired by the Land Trust as open space set-asides for the Pine Grove (2003) and Old Kuttawoo (2006) subdivisions. The property follows the outflow from Tanner Marsh, and extends from where this brook passes beneath Tanner Marsh Road to where it enters the East River. Comprised of the wetland areas associated with the banks of this brook, and some upland areas where the watercourse has carved its way down the forty foot drop from the road to the river, the property also includes a small field and a sweeping overlook of the town owned East River Preserve.
Hiking the Tanner Marsh Brook Property
The Red Trail is about 1450ft in length, beginning at the road and ending at the river, crossing the brook twice. The Blue trail begins about 365ft from the road entrance, heading off to the northwest across the meadow and rejoining the Red trail for a short distance where the property narrows. About 300ft before the river, the Blue trail splits off from the Red to follow the western bank until rejoining the Red just before the river. Both trails are easy, although the several stream crossings can be challenging at times of high water.
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