Sprague Brook Park
Stay off the ski trails once it snows. They are specially groomed for skiing.
The first trail is a cross country ski loop. This is reached up the paved road to the east. At only two miles this is the shortest trail. But the tight turns and rolling hills are a blast. A race is run on these trails (plus some road) the first Sunday of October each year as part of the Park's "Salute to Autumn". Most of the trail stays dry except for one section near the top.
The second loop follows several snowmobile trails. These are accessed from a trailhead on the right just after the park bridge over Sprague Brook. This is a long climb up. But what goes up must dome down! The southern portion, usually drier, is much more exciting. The northern trail is muddier and skirts some fields. They connect up in the middle to make it more interesting. Also there is a spur trail from the top that takes you to the edge of a cliff overlooking the brook.
The third system is a large loop to the northern hinterlands of the park. This trail starts out with rowdy singletrack behind the campground and then links up with a pipeline that is always marked with mudholes. There are a few abandoned trails off the pipeline to the east. But they do not go very far.
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