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      Big Brook, a tributary of the Eightmile River, runs through this 19.67 acre property forming a unique geological feature on this site – a gorge with sides 75 feet high in some areas. Sheltered by a mature hardwood forest canopy and groves of Mountain Laurel, the soil at the base of the gorge retains the cold of winter long after the normal spring thaw, and thus can support wildflowers normally only found in the colder regions of New England.
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      Access Info:
      Park on east side of road at 750 Hartford Road (Rt. 85)
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      Region Details
      2 hike trails

      Region Status
      Open as of Dec 28, 2019
      Local Trail Association

      Hike Stats

      State Ranking
      #5,515
      Trails (view details)
      2
      Trails Hike
      2
      Total Distance
      2,874 ft
      Total Descent Distance
      1,260 ft
      Total Descent
      89 ft
      Total Vertical
      66 ft
      Photos
      4

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      Big Brook Red
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      user #2008266PlumbBobMaddphoto in Manchester, Connecticut, United States and 3 more
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      • big brook gorge preserve activity log | embed map of Big Brook Gorge Preserve mountain bike trails | big brook gorge preserve mountain biking points of interest

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