A logging site during the 1800s, then used for maple sugaring until the 1980s, this one-mile hike is tucked away at the dead end north of the entrance to Newport State Park. It starts in a sparse portion of the woods, then takes hikers deep into a denser hardwood forest. Although nature has reclaimed any signs that this was once a work area, it’s easy to imagine loggers and farmers of old moving about as you make your way along the trail.
Where: Newport State Park
Distance: 1 mile
Highlights: Fallen trees dot this trail, including a few caught by other trees, creating an interesting treeline during the early portion of the hike.