Sandra L. Frankel Nature Park is a 72-acre linear park connecting the Brighton Town Hall and Library on Elmwood Ave with Buckland Park on Westfall Road.
Brickyard Trail in April
The flat 0.8-mile Brickyard Trail runs the length of the park, and through the former clay mine.
About half-way along you come across a sitting area with educational signage. It tells the story of the area’s unique and significant history as a brickyard, thus the name, Brickyard Trail.
Buckland Creek runs through the nature park.
Brickyard Trail in February
The experience along the trail is quite unexpected! It’s nestled among residential and commercial lots, but once you begin you become unaware of their presence and a transported into a peaceful woodland and wetland.
More information about the Brickyard Trail at Sandra L Frankel Nature Park
Located in Brighton (get directions)
More information: townofbrighton.org
I found this very informative video if you’d like to learn more about the area.
There are 2 sanctioned parking areas–Buckland Park and the Town Hall. There is, however, this little 4-car spot on Westfall you can park if you’re lucky!
Our nature centers, wildlife preserves, management areas, etc., all serve to protect and sustain life, while making nature accessible to people to enjoy and learn from.
Have you explored the Brickyard Trail?
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