Maplecroft Farm Trail

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Maplecroft Farm is a privately owned 250-acre working farm located bounded by Argilla Road, Heartbreak Road, Essex Road and Northgate Road.  The majority of the property is protected by conservation easements.  The 1.5-mile trail is open to the public and connects Essex Road and Argilla Road across agricultural fields, farm roads, marshes and meadows.  Because Maplecroft is a working cattle farm it is extremely important to stay on the marked trail only, and to leave the gates as you found them.


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  • Hiking
  • Running
  • Horseback Riding
  • Birding
  • Cross-country skiing


  • Open 8 am to sunset
  • No motorized vehicles
  • No bicycles
  • No dogs
  • Leave gates as you found them
  • Stay on trail only, do not walk out into fields & follow posted trail signs


Access to the north end of the trail is from Argilla Road.  The trail head is approximately 1/2 mile east of Heartbreak Road, and just west of Burrage Lane.  Access to the south end of the trail is from Essex Road/Rt. 133.  The trail head is just east of Candlewood Road.


Public easement held by Essex County Trail Association (the trail and all surrounding areas are private property – please follow all regulations and stay on the marked trail only)