This hike is located at The Barnes Nature Center in Bristol Connecticut. In Bristol, at the jct. of Rte. 6 and Rte. 69, take Rte. 69 north for 2.5 mi., take a right onto Shrub Rd. and follow for .4 mi. to the Barnes Nature Center on your left. Parking is at the Center.

TRAIL DIRECTIONS: There are four trails on this 70 acre preserve. The Mountain Laurel Loop includes the best of each circuit. On this walk you will take the red trail to the yellow trail to the white trail to the blue trail which brings you back to your starting point. Trails are open dawn to dusk. No pets, bikes, or motor vehicles are allowed on the trails. Please do not pick or damage any of the plants.