Tilton Homestead Wildlife Commons

This trail explores the shore of the Merriland River for about a mile on land formerly owned by the Donny Tilton family, who logged it regularly. The river is home to brook trout, and also shows the impact of beaver colonies.  A large beaver lodge stands across the river about a hundred yards downstream. At the far end of the trail, huge granite blocks from a old mill dam and bridge remain a reminder of the river’s environmental history.

To access the trail, turn onto Bragdon Road from Rt. 109. The parking area is on the left, just before the bridge.