Join Doug Mcgrady for the first of his Plants & Their Places Series to explore Boston Hollow in Ashford, CT. Boston Hollow is part of the Yale-Myers Forest in Ashford. It’s a rift about 100 ft deep and 1.3 miles long. A scenic dirt road runs its length.
Most of the Hollow is Conifer-hardwood Forest with a disposition of a more northern climate. The dominant trees include hemlock, sugar maple and red oak. Smaller woody species include mountain maple, striped maple, hobblebush, American honeysuckle, red elderberry, and American yew. There are plentiful spring wildflowers including foam-flower, lance-leaved twisted stalk, red and painted trillium, bunchberry, hepatica, Clintonia, and blue cohosh. We visited here in 2017, so we’ll see what has changed. This walk is done in association with the Connecticut Botanical Society.
See Doug’s photos of this area – https://flic.kr/s/aHskYCNh1g
Yale COVID protocols apply: Must be at least 18 years old; and must carry proof of vaccination.
Contact: Doug McGrady 401-935-5367 firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: We will meet on Boston Hollow Road in Ashford near the trail crossing for the Nipmuck Trail. (41.939036, -72.156188)
Google Driving directions. OR From Rte. 44 (Ashford Center Road) in Ashford
– Turn north onto Rte. 89 (Westford Road).
– Go 4.0 miles to a stop sign at a “T” intersection.
– Turn right (east) onto Boston Hollow Road.
– Go 1.6 miles to a tiny parking area for the Nipmuck Trail.
– Park along the right (southeast) side of the road.
This walk is a part of our Plants & Their Places Walk Series. See our Botanizing Walks home page for important details you should know about the walks in this and our other series.