Hikers are discovering the newly opened Beech Knoll Loop Trail at Highland Woods, the most recent acquisition of the Tiverton Land Trust.
The new trail emerges from Fort Barton where a trailhead sign identifies the Tiverton Open Space Commission as a stewardship partner with the Land Trust. The loop is a one-mile round trip through massive black oaks, a fern glade, and, of course, a knoll covered with beech trees. The next phase of the Highland Woods project will open the main trailhead from Highland Road to pedestrian entry – planned for 2015. The Master Plan for the project also calls for interpretive panels that will provide visitors with the historic context of the site and its important role in the Revolutionary War.
The photos here show volunteer Dennis Culbertson with the newly installed trail marker, scenes from the new trail and an artist's sketch of the interpretive panels. Check out the TLT Fall 2014 newsletter for more information.