Time for another hike with Mtn Laurel. We will explore some of the trails in the Glen that I have been on and some I have not. Don't worry I have a great sense of direction, a map and a compass. I don't know the exact distance we will be traveling but it will probably be 5 to 7 miles. We will be hiking at a moderate pace of about 2.5 mph. There are some hills and some of the trails are quite narrow. There will be downed trees to navigate, mud, low branches on trees, tree roots, rocks and an few stream crossings. Bring your hiking poles, hiking boots, water and a snack in case you get hungry out in the deep dark woods! The forecast says it will be partly cloudy and cold with a high of 39 degrees. So please dress for it.
This park is easy to get lost in. Therefore I request that everyone stay with me and not go off on their own.
Glen Helen Nature Preserve
On even a short walk, visitors can view spectacular wildflowers, 400 year-old trees, limestone cliffs with waterfalls and overhangs, and the beautiful yellow spring for which the town is named. The preserve encompasses 1000 acres, all accessible from a 25-mile network of footpaths.