Lionís Head and Bald Peak

Salisbury, Litchfield County, CT

Source: Laubach and Smith, #3

No dogs.


Directions:

Taconic State Parkway north to the exit for Route 44. Go through Millerton and then into Connecticut and to Salisbury. About a hundred yards before the junction of Rt. 44 with Rt. 41 turn onto Factory Street. Follow the signs to Mount Riga. Bear right onto Bunker Hill Road and drive 0.95 of a mile to its end. Park on the side of the road.


Trail:

This is a circular walk from the parking area clockwise heading southeast to Ford Pond and then taking a horseshoe turn go Bog Meadow Pond. Head along the border of the pond heading west and then head north and then northeast along the Hazelnut Trail. This heads onto the Ford Trail.


PLANT LIST:


Trees:

Acer pensylvanicum (striped maple)

Acer rubrum (red maple)

Amelanchier arborea (shadbush)

Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)

Betula lenta (black birch)

Betula papyrifera (paper birch)

Betula populifolia (gray birch)

Fagus grandifolia (American beech)

Fraxinus sp. (ash )

Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)

Pinus strobus (white pine)

Prunus sp. (cherry)

Pyrus malus (apple)

Pyrus sp. (wild apple )

Quercus rubra (red oak)

Quercus spp. (oaks)

Salix spp. (willows)

Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock)

Shrubs:

Alnus sp. (alder)

Aronia sp. (chokeberry)

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)

Epigaea repens (trailing arbutus)

Gaultheria procumbens (wintergreen)

Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel)

Kalmia angustifolia (sheep laurel)

Kalmia latifolia (mountain laurel)

Lonicera sp. (honeysuckle)

Quercus ilicifolia (bear oak)

Rhododendron sp. (wild azalea)

Vaccinium sp. (blueberry)

Viburnum sp. (hobblebush viburnum)

Herbs:

Caltha palustris (marsh marigold)

Coptis trifolia (goldthread)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

Panax trifolius (dwarf ginseng)

Potentilla (three-leafed cinquefoil)

Solidago spp. (goldenrods)

Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)

Trillium (painted trillium)

Trillium sp. (trillium)

(gaywings)

Grasses:

(wild oats)

Ferns:

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Pteridium aquilinum (bracken fern)

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