Brightwood Park offers 1.4 miles of hiking/walking trails through undisturbed woods and around a large pond.
As Noel Taylor noted in his 1981 book on the local plants and animals, Brightwood is a
"quiet sanctuary for all lovers of nature where one can relax and listen to the sounds of nature, enjoy it's beauty or begin to understand the lesson that man depends on wildlife for survival."
Mr Taylor's book still remains an excellent guide to Brightwood.
Brightwood Park is on the North end of Prospect Street. Go past Franklin School and look for the entrance on the left.