|Croissant by the Breadery|
The Breadery is a terrific bakery that moved from Rte 40 to the hill in Oella. It's a bit of a drive, but the new mix of dense whole grain and crusty loaves makes every trip worthwhile. I love the rolls, and we had a savory potato focaccia that we reheated for Sunday brunch.
|Shady walk under the bridge|
The Trolley Line trail runs in deep shade. Even on a hot day, it's a dozen degrees or more cooler as you walk next to a stream from the Breadery a little more than a mile downhill to the river. You cross under the one-lane bridge. You walk past high stone walls.
You can enjoy coffee, maybe a croissant from the Breadery. But you should go early if want your choice. When we arrived in mid-morning Saturday, the chocolate croissants were sold out. (Guess who had promised a chocolate croissant to Mrs. HowChow.) We walked downhill with a muffin and a regular croissant. We then spent a fun morning eating around Main Street -- including the hot sauce at the Man Cave and the ice cream at Scoop-Ahh-Dee-Doo.
You can do some variations. There is a parking lot at the bottom of the trail on Oella Avenue. It's on the right just past the Trolley Stop restaurant. You could park there and walk up to the Breadery. That lets you walk downhill in the second half. Either way, it's a perfect path for stroller walks or to tire out some kids that you want to entertain.