Narrow Farrington Lake and Davidson’s Mill Pond are connected by Lawrence Brook – and you can walk along all three. We’re calling this portion of the trail the lower end of Farrington lake – since the lake stretches farther North with other access point and trails. From the old stone bridge at Davidson Mill Pond, this trail scurries into the woods along ribbons of stone wall remnants, contouring Lawrence Brook, down colossal stone steps and over a foot bridge. The trail deposits you onto Rive Ave to cross Davidson’s Mill Road and then clearly picks up again on the other side.
We made this a short out-and-back adventure and turned around at Ireland Brook Preserve, but you could loop your way through that preserve, along a gravel road and back through Davidson’s Mill Pond Park for a longer expedition.
There are small parking areas at many spots along the lanky lake. These directions will guide you to the Lawrence brook / Davidson Mill Pond end, by the old stone bridge.
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