The Woodlands Interpretive Trail is a moderate one-mile loop within the Retreat Trails network comprised of the Lower & Upper Woodland Trails within the Retreat Trails network of recreational trails in Brattleboro. It can be accessed at the Solar Hill trailhead, located off Western Avenue (behind Solar Hill Yoga and adjacent to the Neighborhood School House). The trail was created by local naturalist Lynn Levine. Enjoy!
The Woodlands Interpretive Trail features 18 placards that point out interesting natural aspects of the trail for visitors, such as a spot where lightning struck a tree and the site of granite which traveled there via melting glacier from Dummerston. This MP3 recording is available to listen to while making the one-mile trek.
Thanks to Kevin Ryan for producing this podcast and to Carlton Smith, our narrator. Thanks also to Leland and Gray teacher Carlton Smith and students Corrin Broussard, Madison Cannella, Samuel Dutton, Greta Larson, Rachael Turner, Shelby Welchel, Abby Winrich and poet in residence Veranda Porche, who submitted poetry to be used throughout the podcast. Background music is "Morning Snowflake," by Kevin MacLeod. Thank you to the folks at Solar Hill Yoga for allowing the kiosk/trailhead to live in that location. We appreciate it!