The stone stairs were built as a way to walk up to the view of Mirror Lake. A perfect spot to watch the return of the swans, every Spring.
The wooded area is well marked, and there are many trails to hike and explore. The wooded area is the view as seen from the main trail, near the lake.
Last Thursday, I was in the Fitchburg, MA area, and as I usually do, returned to scenic Coggshall Park. It is an oasis in a struggling city. A little stone house there was rurned down by arsonists, which were never caught, in 2009. The stone foundation survived, and students of Monty Tech are rebuilding the structure, using original blueprints. The park is 300 acres large, and includes bird sanctuaries, and dedicated conservation land. In the fall, it is a favorite spot for photographers, but year round, some great spots to photograph can be found. The tree above, undamaged by the ice storm of a couple of years ago, thrives, right down to the roots.