Bailey's Ravine at Ayers Gap. Franklin, CT
There is no parking at the ravine, a parking pull off can be found 100 yards on the left just before Ayer Road. Walking back to and down Ayer Road a well used trail that ascends up through the ravine can be found on the left. Staying on the ravine trail is easy to moderate hiking with several small but enjoyable cascades and falls. The brook and falls are rocky with slippery terrain. Use caution. Allow 45 minutes round trip. In July, 1989, the ravine was dedicated in memory of Helenia E. Bailey - Spencer (1877-1977 ) by The Nature Conservancy.
Located in Franklin, this 80 acres of forested, hilly, wilderness terrain is preserved by The Nature Conservancy. From the junction of Rt-32 and Rt-207, travel 1.3 miles east on Rt-207, Ayers Road will be on your left, with the ravine .1 of a mile down this road.

GPS Coordinates

41° 38’ 08” N 72° 08’ 09” W


253 ft. above sea level


Located in The Nature Conservancy, swimming is not warrented. Parking is an issue with respect to adjacent private residence.