Destruction Brook Woods

Donor : Purchased by DNRT and The Trustees of Reservations

Acreage : 283.8

Location : Between Fisher and Slades Corner Roads, near Russells Mills Village

Year Acquired : 2000

Access Point : Parking areas on Slade’s Corner Road and Woodcock and Fisher Roads

Directions : To parking lot on Slade’s Corner Road: From the intersection of Faunce Corner Mall Road and Route 6, go south on Old Westport Road, then bear left onto Chase Road to its end. Go right on Russells Mills Road and follow 1 mile to Russells Mills Village. At Davoll’s General Store, take a right onto Slades Corner Road. The Destruction Brook Parking lot will be on your right after about 1 mile.

Click here to see locations of both parking areas on Google Maps.

Volunteer Steward : Jeff Graber and Ninabeth Fay Butler

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Description

The property includes miles of walking trails, mature woodlands that include American Beech and Atlantic White Cedar, unusual rock ledges covered with many interesting ferns and lichens, and Destruction Brook itself, once a major source of power for the mills of Russells Mills.