The sun glistens through the early morning fog and rays of light suddenly break through with each step taken on this ancient pathway. The trail was properly named “Ravine Trail”, lying between two massive hills with the beautiful Tankerhoosen river flowing right through it.
This is the best part of Talcottville, the tiny historic district in Vernon CT. This enclave has been transformed into a tourist attraction with historic text outlining what went on in these old structures that you get to view from the roadway. But this trail at the end of the road, leads you along many great places to view wildlife and fish along the river, not buildings so don’t miss it.
The trail is not too long, just enough though for the average hiker to make it a decent workout.
You can feel the energy of this forgotten pathway, a long shortcut for the locals but indeed the history exudes here as you walk along the river and sense the massive structure that once housed a huge mill here.
The waterfall is a fantastic ending after a steady walk. You can hear it and sense it as you get closer.
The beams of light fixed their points narrowly on the highlighted subject of the day. Transforming my pictures into masterpieces before my very eyes. And then in a flash a large bird flies along the river away from you. Blue Heron seem to enjoy this sanctuary as well as the Geese that migrate to the big pond.
Beavers once were very active here but have moved on, the remnants of there colossal handiwork is evident as trees lay fallen by there sharp teeth and an old dam seems to be still intact here.
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Or you can just imagine what you would see, if you walked and hiked like Chevy and I. We cannot share everything that Nature and God bestows upon us as we challenge ourselves each day. We hike for the feel, that sensation that rises up inside you. You know that feeling of excitement of discovery so we won’t walk your usual pathways. We won’t be seen amongst the crowds of joggers on the biggest trails. Because there is very little pleasure walking amongst a crowd, but there is where we have walked.
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Ravine trail has been added to the Tankerhoosen Watershed. Take a look at this great Tankerhoosen websitethat has got the facts and provides us all a history lesson about this magical place.