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Dann Lake Town Park, Amherst
January 30, 2012
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Dann Lake Town Park is a passive recreational park located off Dann Road near the town's Smith Road complex.   It consists of approximately 170 acres including Dann Lake and a smaller pond.  It is mostly low wet land with abundant wildlife. The only existing designated parking is on Dann Road not far from the intersection with Transit Road.
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Just past the gate there is an information kiosk with an aerial photo map showing the trails.

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These trails are mostly old tractor paths with substantial ruts and large wet areas, some as deep as 6 to 8 inches. Waterproof boots and gaiters, or even better, swamp boots, are recommended.

 I was there on Saturday, November 14, 2009. The sky was clear and the high temperature for the day was an unusual 60 degrees. At the start of my hike I met a couple on their way out. I did not run into anyone else the entire three hours I was exploring the park.

I followed the trails and did some bushwhacking, during which I came across a trail that follows along a ridge (probably a mound of dirt built many years ago for flood control or to hide a dump). There are still signs of a dump along that trail, including a rusted car, tires, and building materials.

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