Eckers Pond is an 11 acre parcel purchased by the Trust in June 2000 and located in Vernon Center adjacent to the Vernon Center Middle School. This area consists of forest with trails marked by blue and yellow blazes. Access is from Vernon Center Middle School to the southwest of the the soccer fields. The property lies between West Street and Meadowlark Road in Vernon. Red oak, beach, hickory, red maples, butternut, poplar, box elder abound.
The Vernon Greenways Volunteers, (President Don Bellingham) assist with maintenance as the trails are located on NCLT and Town of Vernon property. There is also a disc golf course on the Town of Vernon property.
Map showing NCLT property
(Photo credits: G. Faherty)