Located at the end of Mile Slip Road in Milford is a great town forest. I recently did the Badger Hill Trail with my Hike Like a Woman Monadnock Group. On the trail map I noticed another trail that followed a brook and I wanted to check it out.
My family and I recently visited the trail. From the parking lot there is a hiking sign marking the start of the trail. The trail slowly goes down a hill. There is a junction of the trail, yellow markers goes to the right and white trail markers go to the left. I am not sure where the yellow ones went, but I followed the white ones towards the brook.
We continued down until we could see the brook in the faint distance. The trail goes along the brook, no really close, but you can see it. There is a spot on the trail with a map that shows some benches near the water, so you are able to get closer. We did see two benches beside the stream which looked like a nice place to relax.
We followed the stream for about a half of a mile. We saw some large dear tracks. Signs of porcupine eating a tree. Along with a couple trees with some cool mushrooms on them.
The trail looped up around to the main trail where you can also connect to the Badger Hill Trail, link above, if you wanted a longer hike with some incline . At the connecting trail there is a nice hill for doing some trail sliding.
The main trail is a multipurpose trail, we did see a couple snowmobiles so just use caution when you are on the main trail heading back to the parking lot. From where the Mitchell Brook Trail connects with the main trail it is about a half mile back to the parking lot.
This trail is great for beginner hikers and family hikes. The whole loop is about a mile and a half with minimal incline.