Highland Recreation Area: Historic Haven Hill Trail
To view the ruins of the Ford estate, follow the former entrance drive up Haven Hill. The road is closed to traffic just beyond the park maintenance buildings and parking is not now allowed at the gate.
You can use a bicycle to reach the top of Haven Hill but the end of the entrance drive is incredible steep and most people end up walking their bikes to reach post No. 7. Thus, a round-trip hike of 1.4 miles is required from the Circle Parking Lot to the top of the hill to view the ruins.
The best time to search for the tennis courts, that featured clay imported from France, pool and the toboggan run is late October or early November after the leaves had dropped and visibility improves on the heavily forested hillside.
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