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Drummer Lane Yovan Tract

Ownership

Redding Land Trust

Acreage

13.79

Entrance

Drummer Lane, 0.5 mile from Gallows Hill Road

Parking

Off road near entrance, limited

Trails

Loop, 0.5 mile, connecting trail to Gallows Hill Natural Area

Background: The Land Trust acquired this property from George Yovan Jr. in connection with his Drummer Lane subdivision. The property was originally part of the old Costello farm, from which the Redding Country Club was also taken.

Key Features: From the entrance, the trail ascends gradually through second- growth hardwoods to a high, rocky point (via a short side trail) overlooking a fine expanse of laurel and, in winter, a distant view. The main loop passes through two handsome groves of beech trees before descending over rocks to rejoin the entrance trail. Delicate flowers can be seen in early spring along the path. In season, flowering dogwood, witch hazel, mountain laurel and Christmas ferns make the walk especially attractive. For a longer walk, look for the connector (marked "Drummer Trail") to the Gallows Hill Natural Area. ❧