Brickyard Trail at Frankel Nature Park

Brickyard Trail at Frankel Nature Park

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. The flat 0.8-mile Brickyard Trail runs the length of the park, and through the former clay mine. The hard-pack gravel trail is available for all non-motorized use, and perfect for walking, biking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

Brickyard Trail in April

Brickyard Trail
Brickyard Trail
Brickyard Trail
Brickyard Trail

Brickyard Trail in February

Brickyard Trail Sandra L Frankel Nature Park
Brickyard Trail Sandra L Frankel Nature Park

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. I have no doubt this will be an excellent area for bird watching.

Brickyard Trail Sandra L Frankel Nature Park

Buckland Creek runs through the nature park.

Brickyard Trail Sandra L Frankel Nature Park

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. I can’t wait to come back when the trails are free of snow.

Brickyard Trail Sandra L Frankel Nature Park
Brickyard Trail Sandra L Frankel Nature Park
Brickyard Trail
Brickyard Trail
Brickyard Trail

More information about the Brickyard Trail at Sandra L Frankel Nature Park

Parking

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!

Brickyard Trail

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