The stream arises from nearby underground springs and does not usually freeze over in the winter. Many animals rely on it all year round for water and the bank is a great place to look for tracks.

There are different trees growing along the stream than we saw up on the ridges of the Trail. The oaks and poplars have been replaced by maples and beeches. The American Beech with its smooth gray bark is especially abundant in this section of the forest. Many of these beech trees still have their brown leaves from the previous season. These leaves will soon fall as the new spring growth begins.

 View of the stream in winter

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