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Touring Tooley Pond Road

Posted by Emlyn Crocker,
North Country explorer from Plainfield, Vermont
October 9, 2017

I spent this Sunday afternoon visiting the cascades along Tooley Pond Road before hiking the Tooley Pond Mountain loop. The afternoon was gray, but the brightly colored leaves along the banks of the Grasse River more than made up for it. No surprise that this is a popular place for "leaf peepers"! Seems to be a popular place for wildlife too - a black bear rambled across the road in front of me and another visitor mentioned seeing one in the area the day before. I especially enjoyed the hike up Tooley Pond Mountain, which is a gradual 0.75 miles to the summit with nice views of the pond below. This will easily become one of my favorite spots, and I'm already looking forward to returning.