I have tried to hike this trail, and always seemed to end up in the wrong parking lot. Look for the trail sign silly. I did today, and except for Rusty pulling my arm out being forced to be on the leash, it is delightful. The open trail travels through pine forests, deciduous forests, past wonderful old stone walls, some quite massive and impressive. I took the wrong turn starting out as I was focusing on ice, not trail. The homeowners probably have had this issue before. Bear to the left when you leave the parking area. There are areas that probably back in sheep days had marvelous views. They are still there but hidden behind trees. The views would be gone if the leaves were out.
I did the short, left hand trail a couple of days ago. It dead ended. There seemed to be a trail to the left. Perhaps the one that loops around the swamp and comes back to the road further East? With the already wet going and four dogs and a husband along, the decision was made to turn around and explore another dryer day. If you go definitely recommend the other clearer trail. The other leg will be explored soon.
The Potter trail is courtesy of Bronson Potter, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/136116320/bronson-murray-potter