Why You Should Visit
Ayers Gap is a rugged place that conceals an exquisite cascading waterfall amidst crags of exposed rock outcrops. There are flowing brooks, waterfalls, stately hemlocks and the cool, moist aroma of the preserve's interior gorge, also known as Bailey's Ravine. Above the ravine, a blazed trail follows the spine of a ridge, affording a terrific view east across the Franklin countryside.
Why TNC Selected This Site
TNC purchased this land from Felice Marnicki in 1988. It is significant as rare plant habitat.
What TNC Has Done/Is Doing
While the majority of the preserve is clear of debris, litter trouble spots occasionally mar its beauty. Thankfully, volunteers and helpful town and state officials are keeping the preserve clean.