Photo Credit: Brian Simpson

Walls Road

Walls Road

Location: Freetown

Open farmlands encompass either end of this variable lane until it breaks into a lovely woodland scene where the road crosses the Dunk River. Spruce, birch, pin cherry and alders surrounding this area and common wildflowers enhance the picture. Upon closer exploration you may discover the provincial flower, the pink Lady's Slipper. Common to the area are muskrats, grey partridge and red fox. The rare but showy bald eagle have also been spotted along here. Officially this road is unnamed, but it is well known in the area as Wall's Road. About 1868 the road and Wall's Mills, which included a saw and grist mill, were constructed. A shingle mill was added by 1880. By 1900 the mills had ceased operation; the only reminder of their existence is the flattened area near the river which now provides a great spot for picnics. Nature lovers and fishing enthusiasts will appreciate this road/river combination, as will those seeking winter recreation such as skiing or snowshoeing.

Location: West of Scales Pond Park in the Freetown area, Wall's Road is passable from Rte 111 to the bridge.