This trail will take you over the Dore Scarp through a variety of forests and habitats from bogs to rock barrens. A complex system of wetlands is highly interspersed throughout this upland forest environment. The contrast between open wet and dry forested landscapes provides for an especially rich biodiversity. Most all of these lands were settled as homesteads during the 19th century and are now returning to forest cover as they should be. The link with the Connaught Settlement dates from 1847 when farmers there would carry their grain across the “Micksburg Mountain” to be ground at the new gristmill on Shaws Pond. We hope you enjoy your journey back in time!