On South Esker Trail.
Gazebo on South Esker Trail is a nice place to stop for lunch.
View from the Gazebo with the Ipswich River and Great Wenham Swamp beyond the treeline.
Sign of a beaver's handywork.
Leaving the Gazebo on South Esker Trail bearing north.
A better view of Great Wenham Swamp from a bench on South Esker Trail. It is the largest freshwater wetland on the North Shore.
View of Waterfowl Pond from the stone bridge.
Muskrat, beaver and river otter travel this waterway. All I saw was a turtle!
North Esker Trail
More evidence of beaver hard at work.
A fine stone structure.
My turtle friend.
A curvy boardwalk approaching Rockey Pond. I saw a large black water snake here but it was moving too fast to get a photo.
A primitive shelter.
Many feet of boardwalk here.
A little protection from the hot sun.
Approaching the Rockey.
This Rockey was created with glacial boulders carted in from nearby towns.
I found my new homestead.
View from the sky.
Averill's Island Loop Trail
Cushy trail surface.
Great Wenham Swamp.
Footbridge crossing Hassock Meadow.
Beaver at Work sign should be posted here.
Another view of Hassock Meadow.
Wild flower at trail's edge.
A lone duck enjoying the sunny afternoon.
Color on the trail.