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Brook is located in the Westford section of Ashford. It is said that
it was named Tinkerville because of a small group of gypsies or
tinkers that resided along the brook. It is owned by Joshua’s
Trust and hikers are welcome.
past the metal gate and follow the curved dirt road down hill
towards a pond and old gravel pit. Walk along the left side of the
pond. You will have to cross a very small intermittent brook and go
up and down a steep mound. From this point the trail is well marked
with yellow blazed trees. The trail goes up and down on a winding
trail. You go through an area that may be a bit wet depending on the
season. The trail starts to go along a stream. Follow the yellow
blazes. You will pass a large, old, stone bridge abutment . From
here to your goal the stream has several small waterfalls and
rapids. Nice place for a picnic but no tables are available. Nice
views in this area. You quickly come to a Y in the path. Bear right
following the stream. You will quickly come to a very large boulder
overlooking the stream and the end of it touching the trail. This
boulder is just past the 4th yellow blazed tree after the
Y in the trail. While standing on the trail next to this huge rock,
take a reading of 200 degrees and take 26 steps in that direction. A
few steps to your left, behind a large rock, down low, is the goal
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