Vibram Walking Trail
This scenic trail loops our secluded Lower Pond. Grab a trail guide and learn how to read the landscape. What does it mean if a tree has multiple trunks? Why are laurel bushes green year round? Stop at a pier and scan the shoreline for our Great Blue Heron. A Japanese-style water pavilion at the opposite end of the pond provides a perfect spot to rest and reflect. Wheelchair accessible to the pier.
Trace thousands of years of history in geologic, lichen and human time in this short walk on the edge of our site. Interpretive signs educate visitors about bedrock, changing land use from agriculture to industry, succession of fields into woodlots, and neighborhood development over the last 100 years.
Stroll through a native New England meadow, and keep a sharp eye for butterflies, birds, bugs and all the creatures that live there. EcoTarium is restoring an area of its grounds to the flora prevalent prior to European settlement. The meadow, planted in summer 2000, is a healthy example of a southern New England meadow ecosystem.