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3. Follow the Yellow Blazes to a Fieldstone Gazebo

At the Y in the trail, bear right and continue following the yellow blazes. Walk along the meandering path, shaded by an arbor of hemlocks and edged with a bridal bower of pink and white mountain laurel interspersed with feathery fans of ferns and fragrant wildflowers.

At times, the quietude of this forest gives it a primeval feel, at once enticing and entrancing. The trail gradually ascends to a fairy tale fieldstone gazebo situated on the crest of a hill with a scintillating view of the Litchfield Hills. This is a perfect spot for dalliance, daydreams and a leisurely picnic lunch.