Apple Hill Trail
The Apple Hill Trail (blue rectangle blazes) is located in the southwest portion of White Memorial, off East Shore Road. There are two trailheads. From the northern entrance, the trail takes you on a 1.5-mile journey (3 miles out and back) that begins on Laurel Hill, which is spectacular when the mountain laurel is in bloom around Father’s Day. It then proceeds through the woods and onto a short boardwalk through Cat Swamp. About 1/2 mile further, a direction sign labeled “Marsh” leads you on a short spur to a beautiful “secret” section of Cat Swamp – the perfect place for solitude. Once back on the main trail, you’ll start your incline to the top of Apple Hill, transitioning from deep forest to a vast meadow. At 1,200 feet in elevation, you’ll get a beautiful view of Bantam Lake and surrounding landscape from the observation platform on the hill. You can also reach the top of Apple Hill by entering from the southern entrance on East Shore Rd. From there, the walk is 1/2 mile to the platform (1 mile out and back). You will pass through a habitat restoration area for the New England Cottontail on your way. If you choose this route, please do not park on the private property of any surrounding homes.