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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- Horseback Riding
- 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)