Since we moved to the new house we’ve been looking for new trails to walk Ollie on that are a little bit closer than our old home, 15 minutes north. Given Ollie’s unflagging desire to pull on the leash, discovering a close spot to let him run has been a priority.
While we still head over to our old stomping grounds several times a week, we’ve now found these trails just four miles from home, in a spot known as “The Waterworks” in Bristol.
There's a map of all the routes at the trailhead.
Once out of the car, you pretty much only see Ollie's behind for the rest of the walk. He MUST be out ahead.
Though he will, occasionally, pause for a moment if you're taking too long with the camera to follow along the trail at an acceptable (to him) pace.
This was one of the reservoirs that used to provide water to Vergennes from the 1930s to the 1970s, according to the Vermont Land Trust.
A little bit of the infrastructure of the eponymous Waterworks still exists.
It's a lovely trail, with lots of trees and dappled sunlight.
And, at this time of year, a forest floor blanketed with leaves.