Taking the bridge
But now there's a third way. There's a new bridge in the glen.
First, walk around the corner to the train station.
Walk down the steps to the westbound platform.
Here's the view of the station from down below. It's not actually in service as a station any more. For years (ever since we have lived here, and before) it was the local real estate office. More recently it has been acquired by the town to be used as a community center. Count me among the skeptics who thought nobody would use it. Count me among those who were WRONG!
Walk east along the platform, and you soon come to this.
And here we come to the new bridge. This will take us to the other side of the glen.
Looking back, after having crossed:
With a waterfall like this less than five minutes from home, why do I think I need a pond?
There's even a pretty gazebo to relax in. Probably I don't need one of those either.
In the glen, looking west from the gazebo:
Here's the last part of the trip. From here we emerge onto Bloomfield Avenue. I'll spare you the view of the final, ugly block. Not so bad, all things considered.