Walking in the woods at Tower Hill

We visited Tower Hill again this weekend but instead of walking around the formal gardens like we did during our last visit, we explored the wooded paths on the other side of the buildings.

Pliny's Fountain
Pliny’s Fountain

Pliny’s Fountain at the base of the summit trail. There’s a geyser-like display every few minutes.

Belvedere Overlook
Belvedere Overlook

Belvedere Overlook is a nice place to sit and enjoy the breeze and the view of Mount Wachusett and the reservoir.

marker on the way to the summit
marker on the way to the summit

We went up to the summit this time. It’s one of the few trails at Tower Hill that’s a bit steep. The view is pretty great up there. I managed not to fall off the mountain so that was good.

statue of cupid
statue of cupid

There are several statues along the paths. It seems like most are memorials, some are gifts to Tower Hill. I like the unexpectedness of art in the woods.

Photo sets on Flickr:  Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Sept. 5, 2015 and Carnivorous Plant Show at Tower Hill, Sept. 5, 2015