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Monday, March 6, 2023

Eileen Phillips Trail(Town of Wilton, Saratoga County)

Decided to check out the new Eileen Phillips Trail, which sits just east of Daniels Road State Forest and can be accessed from the rear of the Artisanal Brew Works in the town of Wilton.  The trail system is in its infancy stages with no signage or trailheads to be found, but a careful eye can pick out pink flagging, which heads off into the woods.


The initial climb is quite steep, heading up towards a ridge.


The steep ascent is quickly rewarded with some nice views out across the Northway to the SE.

From a different vantage point, this open rock slab provides nice east facing views.

The woods are beautiful and even though you aren't far from the busy Route 9 corridor, you feel a world away.

The trail crosses directly through this neat passage.

On the far west side of the trail system, close to Daniels Road State Forest, is a sprawling wetland, which was looking rather wintry today.

I found lots of pink and green flagging scattered throughout these woods, but the only actual trail sign I saw all day was this small Skidmore College sign.
Explored over 2 miles of these woods and didn't see another soul all day-a quiet gem-for now.