Prijeđi na sadržaj

Guidebook for Southeast CT and RI

Erik

Guidebook for Southeast CT and RI

Popular Family Attractions
Aquarium-marine life, Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum, Nautilus Naval Submarine Museum
Great aquarium for marine natural history and an interesting deep sea exploration wing. The Institute for Deep Sea Exploration was founded by Robert Ballard the well known retired Naval officer who popularized the use of technology for underwater research. Video and exhibits highlight early dive bells, submarines and ROVs to search for ship wrecks, artifacts and marine life never before seen at great depths. Spend about 2.5 hours seeing animal demonstrations in the marine theater, outdoor Alaska Coast exhibits with beluga whales and lots of fun hands-on kids exhibits throughout. Excellent gift shop, snack café, and lots of parking.
6
preporuka/e lokalaca
Mystic Aquarium
6
preporuka/e lokalaca
Great aquarium for marine natural history and an interesting deep sea exploration wing. The Institute for Deep Sea Exploration was founded by Robert Ballard the well known retired Naval officer who popularized the use of technology for underwater research. Video and exhibits highlight early dive bells, submarines and ROVs to search for ship wrecks, artifacts and marine life never before seen at great depths. Spend about 2.5 hours seeing animal demonstrations in the marine theater, outdoor Alaska Coast exhibits with beluga whales and lots of fun hands-on kids exhibits throughout. Excellent gift shop, snack café, and lots of parking.
Featuring wooden ships from around the world, The Seaport has a Victorian period waterfront town with walk-in exhibits, historic homes, stores and other commercial structures like a blacksmith shop, cooperage, working tavern, rope walk mill and wood carver. The boats are all open for walk through viewing and there is a dry dock and restoration yard where wooden ships get hauled out and repaired. The Museum’s exhibition halls are brimming with permanent and changing exhibits that offer rare glimpses into other eras and cultures, including restored vessels, figureheads, ship carvings, and vintage photography. Each exhibit and art gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum offers a unique perspective of our nation’s history with the sea and voyages on the water. Amazing gift shop and coffee shop too!
85
preporuka/e lokalaca
Mystic Seaport Museum
75 Greenmanville Avenue
85
preporuka/e lokalaca
Featuring wooden ships from around the world, The Seaport has a Victorian period waterfront town with walk-in exhibits, historic homes, stores and other commercial structures like a blacksmith shop, cooperage, working tavern, rope walk mill and wood carver. The boats are all open for walk through viewing and there is a dry dock and restoration yard where wooden ships get hauled out and repaired. The Museum’s exhibition halls are brimming with permanent and changing exhibits that offer rare glimpses into other eras and cultures, including restored vessels, figureheads, ship carvings, and vintage photography. Each exhibit and art gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum offers a unique perspective of our nation’s history with the sea and voyages on the water. Amazing gift shop and coffee shop too!
Historic submarine, active from 1954-1980, can be toured at Submarine Force Museum. Free admission.
6
preporuka/e lokalaca
Submarine Force Library & Museum
1 Crystal Lake Road
6
preporuka/e lokalaca
Historic submarine, active from 1954-1980, can be toured at Submarine Force Museum. Free admission.
Museum History Tribally owned-and-operated since it opened on Aug. 11, 1998, the Museum brings to life the story of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. It serves as a major resource on the histories and cultures of Native Americans in the northeast and on the region's rich natural history. The Museum is a 308,000-square-foot complex, consisting of permanent exhibits, the Mashantucket Gallery (a gallery for temporary exhibits), classrooms, a 320-seat auditorium, a restaurant, a museum shop and administrative offices. The Research Center houses collections, archives, and archaeology and conservation laboratories where ongoing work from the field is evaluated and studied. Multi-sensory dioramas and exhibits introduce visitors to the history of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and the natural and cultural history of the eastern woodlands. Films and videos, interactive programs, archival materials, ethnographic and archaeological collections, commissioned art, and traditional crafts by Native artisans are featured in the exhibits. The building is designed to interact with its surrounding environment while maintaining the ecological integrity of the area. It embraces the tree line and is nestled into the landscape; two of the five levels of the facility are below ground. A 185-foot, stone-and-glass tower provides visitors with sweeping views of the swamp and region. The large, circular, glass-and-steel Gathering Space serves as an arrival area. The restaurant features a variety of Native American cuisines, and the museum shop specializes in contemporary Native American arts and crafts. Accessibility The Museum & Research Center is accessible to all visitors. Highlights include: an infrared communications system that enables the visually-impaired to navigate through the facility, paired with audio description and interpretation; closed captioning; and replica artifacts for hands-on exploration.
15
preporuka/e lokalaca
Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
110 Pequot Trail
15
preporuka/e lokalaca
Museum History Tribally owned-and-operated since it opened on Aug. 11, 1998, the Museum brings to life the story of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. It serves as a major resource on the histories and cultures of Native Americans in the northeast and on the region's rich natural history. The Museum is a 308,000-square-foot complex, consisting of permanent exhibits, the Mashantucket Gallery (a gallery for temporary exhibits), classrooms, a 320-seat auditorium, a restaurant, a museum shop and administrative offices. The Research Center houses collections, archives, and archaeology and conservation laboratories where ongoing work from the field is evaluated and studied. Multi-sensory dioramas and exhibits introduce visitors to the history of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and the natural and cultural history of the eastern woodlands. Films and videos, interactive programs, archival materials, ethnographic and archaeological collections, commissioned art, and traditional crafts by Native artisans are featured in the exhibits. The building is designed to interact with its surrounding environment while maintaining the ecological integrity of the area. It embraces the tree line and is nestled into the landscape; two of the five levels of the facility are below ground. A 185-foot, stone-and-glass tower provides visitors with sweeping views of the swamp and region. The large, circular, glass-and-steel Gathering Space serves as an arrival area. The restaurant features a variety of Native American cuisines, and the museum shop specializes in contemporary Native American arts and crafts. Accessibility The Museum & Research Center is accessible to all visitors. Highlights include: an infrared communications system that enables the visually-impaired to navigate through the facility, paired with audio description and interpretation; closed captioning; and replica artifacts for hands-on exploration.
Local historic sites to visit
Small museums, colonial and Victorian architecture, historic homes, opera house and more
Beautiful historic home of the Palmer family - well known wealthy ship captain and owners of whaling ships, arctic seal hunting vessels and other maritime business during the Victorian era. Personal tours at specific times.
Captain Nathaniel B Palmer House Museum
40 Palmer Street
Beautiful historic home of the Palmer family - well known wealthy ship captain and owners of whaling ships, arctic seal hunting vessels and other maritime business during the Victorian era. Personal tours at specific times.
Located at the end of Stonington Borough near the beach, this stone lighthouse has a wonderful collection of local photos, artifacts from local whaling ships and merchants who traveled the globe during the Victorian era. Revolutionary and War of 1812 weaponry and history also included and other items collected from residents of that period. Lighthouse structure and beacon turret at top fun to climb up to view the surrounding harbor and sound.
11
preporuka/e lokalaca
The Stonington Lighthouse Museum
7 Water Street
11
preporuka/e lokalaca
Located at the end of Stonington Borough near the beach, this stone lighthouse has a wonderful collection of local photos, artifacts from local whaling ships and merchants who traveled the globe during the Victorian era. Revolutionary and War of 1812 weaponry and history also included and other items collected from residents of that period. Lighthouse structure and beacon turret at top fun to climb up to view the surrounding harbor and sound.
The oldest operating steam powered cider mill in the country established in 1898. A favorite of locals and tourists alike, Clydes is the go to spot for great cider, hard cider and fruit wines and a myriad of classic New England food products and baked goods in their store. Don't miss having a cup of warm cider and a fresh sugared cake donut made there to order. Be sure to get some sweet crunchy apples and cider products anytime of year. Parking here is a nightmare on weekends so try midweek visits when traffic is much less. Hard cider in jugs can be purchased behind the actual mill building so you can avoid long lines to the store and tasting stands if you know what to buy! We recommend a growler bottle or half gallon of Blackout, GoodFellas, Lucky Lion, or Clyde's Classic. We save money $2.00 with the refillable glass jugs but they only refill on weekends when it is so overly crowded - so we just dash in for the plastic jugs and dash back out.
16
preporuka/e lokalaca
Clyde's Cider Mill (seasonal) opens sept. 1st
129 North Stonington Road
16
preporuka/e lokalaca
The oldest operating steam powered cider mill in the country established in 1898. A favorite of locals and tourists alike, Clydes is the go to spot for great cider, hard cider and fruit wines and a myriad of classic New England food products and baked goods in their store. Don't miss having a cup of warm cider and a fresh sugared cake donut made there to order. Be sure to get some sweet crunchy apples and cider products anytime of year. Parking here is a nightmare on weekends so try midweek visits when traffic is much less. Hard cider in jugs can be purchased behind the actual mill building so you can avoid long lines to the store and tasting stands if you know what to buy! We recommend a growler bottle or half gallon of Blackout, GoodFellas, Lucky Lion, or Clyde's Classic. We save money $2.00 with the refillable glass jugs but they only refill on weekends when it is so overly crowded - so we just dash in for the plastic jugs and dash back out.
Located on Pequotsepos Road across the street from the Nature Center and next to the farmers market, this was originally Captain George Denison's 250 acre farm and homestead house built in the late 1600s after rewarded for his service in the "King Phillip's" Pequot War. The Denison family name is well known and respected since early colonial times in the region. The house was owned by family descendants until 1946 when it was restored and became a historic site and public museum.
Denison Homestead
120 Pequotsepos Rd
Located on Pequotsepos Road across the street from the Nature Center and next to the farmers market, this was originally Captain George Denison's 250 acre farm and homestead house built in the late 1600s after rewarded for his service in the "King Phillip's" Pequot War. The Denison family name is well known and respected since early colonial times in the region. The house was owned by family descendants until 1946 when it was restored and became a historic site and public museum.
Located in East Haddam, CT on the Connecticut River, this unique Victorian era building is still a working live theater, features nostalgic famous musicals and broadway productions. Have a nice dinner at the Gelston House restaurant next door and see a show! (approx. 40 minute drive from Mystic)
20
preporuka/e lokalaca
Goodspeed Opera House
6 Main St
20
preporuka/e lokalaca
Located in East Haddam, CT on the Connecticut River, this unique Victorian era building is still a working live theater, features nostalgic famous musicals and broadway productions. Have a nice dinner at the Gelston House restaurant next door and see a show! (approx. 40 minute drive from Mystic)
Amazing stone home built by eccentric actor overlooking the Connecticut River from its beautiful elevated property. Unique interior architectural elements and surprising secret locks, doors and other details all designed by Mr. Gillette himself. Intriguing, unique architecture and beautiful setting - a must see!
29
preporuka/e lokalaca
Gillette Castle State Park
67 River Road
29
preporuka/e lokalaca
Amazing stone home built by eccentric actor overlooking the Connecticut River from its beautiful elevated property. Unique interior architectural elements and surprising secret locks, doors and other details all designed by Mr. Gillette himself. Intriguing, unique architecture and beautiful setting - a must see!
Nature center, nature walks, hiking, parks
For the outdoor nature lover and active families
Great for families, nature center offers kids programs, rehabilitation of injured animals and birds, displays and woodland walking trails. Popular annual events include Mushroom Festival featuring nature walks, displays and local restaurant recipes and cooked samples of local mushrooms. Members programs and hiking trips available for nature lovers!
12
preporuka/e lokalaca
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center
109 Pequotsepos Road
12
preporuka/e lokalaca
Great for families, nature center offers kids programs, rehabilitation of injured animals and birds, displays and woodland walking trails. Popular annual events include Mushroom Festival featuring nature walks, displays and local restaurant recipes and cooked samples of local mushrooms. Members programs and hiking trips available for nature lovers!
Bluff Point is the last remaining significant piece of undeveloped land along the Connecticut coastline. Jutting out into waters of Long Island Sound this wooded peninsula, measuring one and one-half miles long by one mile wide, encompasses over 800 acres. Great hiking and off road biking along flat cinder paths and more challenging paths through hilly woodlands with stone walls, gravely drainage gullies, old overgrown meadow areas and beautiful views from the elevated rocky bluffs at end of park overlooking Long Island Sound. Nice salt pond and barrier beach adjacent bluffs - great for swimming, kayaking, salt water fishing and shell fishing.
Bluff Point State Park - The entire 800-acre park should be colored green
Bluff Point is the last remaining significant piece of undeveloped land along the Connecticut coastline. Jutting out into waters of Long Island Sound this wooded peninsula, measuring one and one-half miles long by one mile wide, encompasses over 800 acres. Great hiking and off road biking along flat cinder paths and more challenging paths through hilly woodlands with stone walls, gravely drainage gullies, old overgrown meadow areas and beautiful views from the elevated rocky bluffs at end of park overlooking Long Island Sound. Nice salt pond and barrier beach adjacent bluffs - great for swimming, kayaking, salt water fishing and shell fishing.
The principle feature of the park, Chapman Falls drops more than sixty feet over a series of steps in a Scotland Schist stone formation. The falls also once powered "Beebe's Mills" which were named after the original owner. The mills operated until the mid 1890's. The classic New England covered bridge and flowing stream located down below the falls set the mood for this tranquil park. Down in the ravine surrounded by pine forest there are picnic tables and areas to set up your base camp before heading out to explore the many hiking trails and paths around the park. The cool stream water and shady forest setting offers fresh pine-scented air and an ideal cool escape in summer months. A search for the origin of the name "Devil's Hopyard" reveals a wide variety of different stories; none of them are verifiable and all are likely to be more fiction than fact. One of the most popular of these stories is about a man named Dibble, who had a garden for growing hops used in the brewing of beer. It seems that through usage, Dibble's Hopyard became Devil's Hopyard. There are records of several farmers having hopyards in the area, but there is no mention of a landowner named Dibble. However, Dibble might have been a tenant. Another tale focuses on the potholes near the falls, which are some of the finest examples of pothole stone formations in this section of the country. Perfectly cylindrical, they range from inches to several feet in diameter and depth. These potholes were formed by stones moved downstream by the current and trapped in an eddy where the stone was spun around and around, wearing a depression in the rock. When the rock wore itself down, another would catch in the same hole and enlarge it. We know this now, but to the early settlers the potholes were a great mystery that they tried to explain with references to the supernatural. They thought that the Devil has passed by the falls, accidentally getting his tail wet. This made him so mad he burned holes in the stones with his hooves as he bounded away. The park today offers some of the finest birding in the state and fishermen find the clear, cool stream water an excellent source of brook trout.
20
preporuka/e lokalaca
Devil's Hopyard State Park
366 Hopyard Road
20
preporuka/e lokalaca
The principle feature of the park, Chapman Falls drops more than sixty feet over a series of steps in a Scotland Schist stone formation. The falls also once powered "Beebe's Mills" which were named after the original owner. The mills operated until the mid 1890's. The classic New England covered bridge and flowing stream located down below the falls set the mood for this tranquil park. Down in the ravine surrounded by pine forest there are picnic tables and areas to set up your base camp before heading out to explore the many hiking trails and paths around the park. The cool stream water and shady forest setting offers fresh pine-scented air and an ideal cool escape in summer months. A search for the origin of the name "Devil's Hopyard" reveals a wide variety of different stories; none of them are verifiable and all are likely to be more fiction than fact. One of the most popular of these stories is about a man named Dibble, who had a garden for growing hops used in the brewing of beer. It seems that through usage, Dibble's Hopyard became Devil's Hopyard. There are records of several farmers having hopyards in the area, but there is no mention of a landowner named Dibble. However, Dibble might have been a tenant. Another tale focuses on the potholes near the falls, which are some of the finest examples of pothole stone formations in this section of the country. Perfectly cylindrical, they range from inches to several feet in diameter and depth. These potholes were formed by stones moved downstream by the current and trapped in an eddy where the stone was spun around and around, wearing a depression in the rock. When the rock wore itself down, another would catch in the same hole and enlarge it. We know this now, but to the early settlers the potholes were a great mystery that they tried to explain with references to the supernatural. They thought that the Devil has passed by the falls, accidentally getting his tail wet. This made him so mad he burned holes in the stones with his hooves as he bounded away. The park today offers some of the finest birding in the state and fishermen find the clear, cool stream water an excellent source of brook trout.
The following list outlines all the local Avalonia Land Trust Preservation areas under each town name. There are many beautiful ponds, trails through woodlands and along coastal wetlands that might be of interest to nature lovers, walkers, hikers, birders and photographers: GRISWOLD Billings Brook / Burleson Preserve • Billings Brook Preserve Year: 1995 Acres: 26.8 Lat.: 41°31'26.9" Long.:71°53'02.6" Two Tracts: 19.8 acres & 7 acres at 2388 & 2444 Glasgo Road. Broad, wooded flood plain of Billings Brook with high gravel knoll and lightly wooded area and wetlands. • Burleson Woodlands Year: 2009 Acres: 20.6 Lat.:41°31'19.3"Long.:71°53'14.4" 2444 Glasgo Road. Diversified woodlands including stretch of Rixtown Brook and related watershed. • Rothstein Preserve Year: 2012 Acres: 3.91 Lat.:41°31'39.0" Long.:71°53'18.4" Northeasterly side of Rixtown Road. Watershed. Red maple swamp. Scola Preserve Year: 2011 Acres: 74.06 Lat.:41°33'29.8" Long.:71°53'50.0" Access by water from boat launch on Route 138. Includes most of Burton's Island (25 acres) plus 50 sub aquatic acres. Includes small shoreline parcel for stewardship activity access. Outstanding native wildflower habitat. Abuts Billings Brook Preserve. Dutka Nature Preserve Year: 2012; 2018 Acres: 87.18 Lat.:41°33'29.4" Long.:71°54'57.3" 494 Bethel Road, (corner of Bethel Rd. & Cedar Lane); 516, 554, and 560 Bethel Rd.; 161, 163, 165, 167, 169. 171, 173 Dutka Dr. Diversified wooded uplands and wetlands between Bethel Rd. and Pachaug Pond. Abuts CT DEEP land. Honnen Preserve Year: 1994 Acres: 6.81 Lat.:41°35'48.3" Long.:71°57'50.1" South side of Taylor Hill Road, just east of Route 395 overpass. Red maple and white cedar swamp. Quinebaug Valley Preserve Year: 1975 Acres: 3.4 Lat.:41°37'07.2" Long.:71°55'08.3" Arrowhead Acres. 11 Uncas Drive. Southwire Preserve Year: 1998 Acres: 22.1 Lat.:41°36'52.9" Long.:71°57'56.9" 00 Rear East Main Street. Behind Indian Ridge Apartments on East Main Street, Jewett City, opposite Lake Road. White cedar swamp that includes Browning Swamp and Johnson Cedar Swamp near tadpole Pond Avalonia Land Conservancy, Inc. Property Listing – April 2019 Last updated: April, 2019 GRISWOLD (CON'T.) Walton / Rarogiewicz Preserve Year: 1996 Acres: 29.66 Lat.:41°34'13.6" Long.:71°57'25.2" • Mary & John Walton Meadow Preserve, 23.7 acres, (1996) 285 Browning Road . Wildflower meadow bordered by wooded wetlands to the north and a hidden pond backed by deciduous, forested knoll to the south. • Rick & Kathleen Rarogiewicz Tract, 1.83 acres (2004) 293 Browning Road. Wooded lot with mixed growth of brush, young hardwoods, a small locust grove, and part of an old apple orchard. • Mary Walton Bequest, 4.13 acres (2008) East side of Browning Road just north of homestead. Wooded with cedars and pond GROTON Anderson Marsh and Woodlands Year: 1987 Acres: 9.99 Lat.:41°19'51.6" Long.:71°59'41.3" • Anderson Marsh, 3.5 acres, (1990). West side of Elm Street (Route 215) across from Beebe Cove and just north of Brook Street intersection in Noank. A tidal marsh connecting to Beebe Cove and Mystic River. • Anderson Woodlands, 6.49 acres (2001) Entrance is on Brook Street between house numbers 44 and 60. Mixed hardwood forest with rocky uplands west of Anderson Marsh. Leo Antonino Preserve Year: 2018 Acres:: 41.48 Lat: 41.36872 Long: 72.050505 Rocky ridges, streams, vernal pools and shrubby areas make for a wide diversity of habitats. Large glacial erratics and old stone walls are other striking features. Access is from cul-de-sac on Antonino Rd. or the southeast corner of the parking area behind the office park at 495 Gold Star Highway. Antonino Property Year: 2007 Acres: 3.19 Lat.:41°22'14.2" Long.:72°03'34.8" Two parcels located at 290 Gold Star Highway in Groton. One former house lot is 0.52 acres. The second lot is 2.668 acres and extends to Toll Gate Road protecting both Beaverdam Brook and extensive wetlands. Bindloss and Riverside Preserves Year: 1985 Acres: 1.9 Lat.:41°22'11.7" Long.:71°58'17.2" • Bindloss Preserve, 1.85 acres (1985) is wooded with multiple streamlets running through the property. It contains a reverting fresh water pond as well as a segment of the tide water pond near River Road. It is the site of a former gristmill dating from the mid 1700’s and later, a sawmill. • Riverside Preserve, 0.05 acres (1990) is a small riverside parcel on the Mystic River at the junction of River Road and Bindloss Road. Buckley Woods Year: 2002 Acres: 0.374 Lat.:41°19'35.9" Long.:72°03'32.9" West side of Shennecossett Road in City of Groton and south of Plant Street intersection. Two Small wooded lots with views of Baker Cove. Downes Marsh Year:1971 Acres: 2.08 Lat.:41°22'58.7" Long.:71°58'00.4" A tidal marsh bordering the Mystic River approximately 0.8 mile north of I-95 overpass and behind mailbox for 965 on River Road. Last updated: April, 2019 GROTON (CON'T.) William & Janet Gibbs Preserve Year: 2003 Acres: 7.73 Lat.:41°23'40.2" Long.:71°59'53.2" Mixed hardwood and laurel stands bisected by an Eversource right of way open area. Leuba Preserve Year:1997 Acres: 2.06 Lat.:41°21'59.4" Long.:71°58'26.8" East side of High Street about .1 mile south of Sandy Hollow Road in Mystic. Both high ground and wooded wetlands including oak, ash and maple trees. and soft wood with extensive wetlands draining intothe Mystic River. A 10 year CT DEEP Wildlife grant to Blanche & George Rocheleau Azalea Preserve Year: 1994 Acres: 32.37 Lat.:41°22'26.3" Long.:71°59'29.6" Access is at the end of Dartmouth Drive cul-de-sac in Mystic. This preserve has an abundance of laurel, azalea and hardwood. Fishtown Brook flows through the property and is surrounded by an extensive red maple swamp. The property then rises to rocky ledges with a view of Long Island Sound. . Town's End Year: 1993 Acres 6.39 Lat.:41°20'20.7" Long.:71°59'19.1" Located at 800 Noank Road (Rte. 215) across from Beebe Pond Park Approximately 0.3 mile of trails beginning behind the grey gate. Mature, mixed hardwood forest, with a narrow tidal marsh extending 900 feet along the edge of Beebe Cove. upland forest with mountain laurel stands, towering tulip trees, rock ledges and an intermittent stream. Portion was burned in a forest fire in 1989. Patch cuts have been made in this area to increase forest diversity. Berwick Preserve Year: 2002 Acres: 14 Lat.:41°24'34.9" Long.: 71°58'14.8" Two separated tracts. No trails are maintained. • Berwick Tract #1, 6 acres. Accessed from Avery Berwick loop road, includes a four-acre pond visible from Gallup Hill Road and encircled by the Berwick subdivision entry road. • Berwick Tract #2, 8 acres. Accessed between 10 and 16 Brentford Berwick. A wooded area that includes the upper reaches of Red Brook. Cranberry Pond Preserve Year: 2005 Acres: 6 Lat.:41°25'22.0" Long.:72°05'07.0" 25 Harvard Terrace east of Military Highway in Gales Ferry. A shallow pond with a narrow band of woods on the west side of the pond. . No trails are maintained. Moore Woodlands Year:1981 Acres: 24.69 Lat.:41°20'44.2" Long.:71°59'05.6" Access and parking is at south end of Capstan Avenue in Mystic. Approximately .8 mile of trails connects Rte. 215 and Moore Woodlands to Beebe Pond Park trails. The preserve contains both hard recreate an early successional habitat finished in 2016. LEDYARD Avery Preserve Year: Various Acres:102 Lat.:41°27'15.0" Long.:72°02'48.0" Both sides of Avery Hill Road, 0.75 miles north of Route 214. Parking lot on East tract. Approximately 2 miles of hiking trails in the West Tract only.. • West Tract, 78.5 acres (1970). Open upland woods, Billings-Avery Brook and glacialboulder deposits. • East Tract, 22.5 acres (1977). Maple swamp and upland woodlands, Rosebay Rhododendron, Atlantic White Cedar, orchid species. • Sheep Wash Tract, 0.5 acres (1995).Historic dry-wall sheep wash, south of Billings-Avery Brook. • Town of Ledyard Transfer, 0.5 acres (2014). Addition to the west tract. Barrett Preserve Year: 1994 Acres: 71 Lat.:41°25'09.0" Long.:72°03'54.0" 904 Long Cove Road opposite Mount Vernon Drive. Approximately 2 miles of trails. Open field, mature Last updated: April, 2019 LEDYARD (CON'T.) Great Cedar Swamp Year: Various Acres: 37 Lat.:41°28'25.6" Long.:71°57'50.4" Inaccessible. Nearest point of access is on Route 2 from back of casino parking lot. Comprises 6 non-contiguous tracts: • Pekarski Tract, 0.5 acres (1979) • Gallup Tract, 1.5 acres (1979) • Holdridge Tract, 15 acres (1982) • Norman Tracts, 1 & 2, 12.5 acres(1992) • Weduco Tract, 6 acres (2015) All tracts are within an Atlantic White Cedar swamp with a base of dense Rosebay Rhododendrons. Greenman Preserve Year: Various Acres: 26 Lat.:41°27'36.0" Long.:72°00'14.0"W Both sides of St. Paul Street between Silas Dean Road & Lynn Drive. No trails are maintained. • East Tract, 18.5 acres. Deciduous woodland with seasonal wetlands. (1981) • West Tract, 5.5 acres. Mostly wetlands. (1981) • Town of Ledyard transfer, 3 tracts, 2acres (2014). Haleys Brook Preserve Year: Various Acres: 20 Lat.:41°24'58.4" Long.:72°00'57.5" Access via 9 or 25 Peachtree Hill Avenue east of Groton Center Road (Rt. 117). No trails are maintained. Three Tracts connected by a 30-foot wide easement. • North Tract, 14 acres. (1991) • South Tract, 5 acres. (1991) • Town of Ledyard transfer. 1 acres (2014). Red maple swamp with grove of TulipTrees. Red Brook Preserve Year:1995 Acres: 6 Lat.:41°24'03.5" Long.:71°58'37.2"W 15R Red Brook Lane. Entrance between 7 and 9 Red Brook Lane. No trails are maintained. Red maple swamp and flood plain along Red Brook. Provides the only viewing and partial access of the abutting Rogerene Quaker Cemetery. Samuel Lamb and Forsberg Preserve Year: 2016 Acres: 6 Lat: 41° 26' 9.78'' Long: 71° 57' 48.996'' 609 Shewville Rd., at the intersection with Town Farm Rd. Recently abandoned agricultural field being maintained as a meadow. Mowed trail through meadow with entrance from Town Farm Rd. Williams Brook and a narrow strip of woodland form western border. Last updated: April, 2019 LEDYARD (CON'T.) Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor Year: Various Acres: 331 Lat.:41°26'32.5" Long.:72°03'10.8" Protects one of southeastern Connecticut’s major aquifers and comprises three major tracts with multiple sub-tracts, as follows: • North Tract, 169 acres, comprising: o Dow Centennial Preserve, 97 acres (1997) o Slosberg-Andersen Woodlands, 57 acres (2003) o Town of Ledyard transfers, 4 parcels totaling 8 acres (2005) o Town of Ledyard transfers, 2 parcels totaling 2. acres (2014) North Tract trails include a two-mile loop trail and a large power line right-of-way. Ponds, extensive swamps and upland woods. Habitats support all types of plants. Flowers are abundant and birdwatching is excellent. Gravel roads and a low shrub habitat are excellent for rabbits and shrubland birds. This tract includes the headwaters of Tom Allyn brook and a glacial moraine. • South Tract, 107 acres, comprising o Slosberg-Andersen Woodlands, 98 acres (2003) o Town of Ledyard transfers, 2 acres(2005) o Town of Ledyard transfer, 7 acres(2014) Swampier than the North Tract, the South Tract has a long trail along the west side and protects the water supply for western Ledyard. • Harry Leiser Tract, 56 acres , (2003). o A separate loop trail is maintained on this tract which includes a dense stand of Rosebay Rhododendron. Within the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor, trails can be accessed via eight trailheads: • North Tract 113 Whalehead Road - parking between Stone Court and Avery Hill Road Ext Cul-de-sac on MerryLane 21 Friar Tuck Drive & 17 Queen Eleanor Drive - Park under power lines 40/41 Robin Hood Drive - Park by open lot o o o o o o 40/41 Robin Hood Drive o Cul-de-sac on Hillside Drive. • Harry Leiser Tract: 114 Vinegar Hill Road Narrow strip between 13 and 15 Melanie Lane off cul-de-sac. • South Tract: Last updated: April, 2019 NORTH STONINGTON Babcock Ridge / Erisman Woodlands Preserves • Babcock Ridge Preserve Lat.:41°26'24.1" Long.:71°51'54.3" Year : 2014 Acres: 74.38 Babcock Road - connects to Erisman Woodlands and is across the street from Henne. • Erisman Woodlands Year: 2011 Acres 62 Lat.:41°26'53.4" Long.:71°51'35.6" South of Reutemann Road east of #118. Rugged, sloping wooded uplands, a stream, wetlands, and vernal pools. Bell Cedar Swamp Year: 2011 Acres: 58.46 Lat.:41°26'08.9" Long.: 71°49'54.3"Access from Stillman Road or via the Appleton Tract on Boombridge Road. A type of habitat considered globally endangered, Bell Cedar Swamp features massive Atlantic White cedars and Giant Rhododendron; the rare and endangered green adders’ mouth orchid blooms there in late spring. Three contiguous tracts lie within the swamp: • Gurnee Tract, 1 acre (2011) • Frank Hero Tract, 55.46 acres (2013) • Bindloss Tract, 2 acres, (2013) The Appleton Tract, 79.29 acres (2016) is upland forest with a reverting agricultural field and old family cemetery. Benedict Benson Preserve Year: 2016 Acres: 94 Lat.: 41.47852° Long.: 71.92445° Parking area 0.9 miles north of Rt. 2 East and west sides at 100 Swantown Hill Road. West side is young and mature woodlands, streams, rugged slopes and rock outcrops. The East side is upland and wetland forest. The preserve is habitat for rare cerulean warblers and other canopy birds. Loop trail on the west side has two stream crossings. Deer Run Sanctuary Year: 1989 Acres: 29.66 Lat.:41°30'06.9" Long.:71°55'39.2" • Tract I: 178 Northwest Corner Road, 1.5 miles west of Cossaduck Hill Road, and on Button Road. on 12.2 acres (1989). Swamp east of Prentice Brook. Tract II: Across from Tract I. o 10.35 acres (1996) Red maple swamp and wooded higher ground east of Prentice Brook. TRACT III: 31 Button Road. o 7.11 acres (2007) Woodcock Last updated: April, 2019 courting and breeding habitat in partially open field and woods leading to Prentice Brook. Shunock River Preserve Year: 1994 Acres: 88.7 acres Lat. :41°26'25.4" Long.:71°52'02.1"  Donald R. Henne Memorial Preserve: Donald R Henne Tract: 75.78 acres, (2008) 100 Babcock Road, east of Wyassup Road. Milltown Meadows Tract: 8.02 acres, (1995) Access from Don Henne Memorial Tract or from Babcock Road and between 11 & 14 Surrey Lane Main trail extends approximately 1.5 miles from Babcock Road at the north end of the property to the south end at Surrey Lane. Small marked side trails. Stillman Tract : 1.6 acres (1994) Access between48 and 60 Babcock Road. Parke Memorial Preserve: 3.3 acres (2009) 16 Babcock Road, approximately 0.6 miles east of Wyassup Road. Historical mill site and pond with dam. . Tefftweald at Birchenturn Year: 1994 Acres: 76.8 Lat.:41°28'26.2" Long.:71°50'52.7" 280 Grindstone Hill Road. Access through driveway at 282 Grindstone Hill Road on crest of hill approximately 0.8 miles west of Route 49. Park in designated area along lane. No dogs, even on leashes. Several short loop trails of 1.5 mile main trail. Upland forest with numerous stone walls and rock ledges. Also a meadow (Lilly’s Lea) and open woodlands. NORTH STONINGTON (CON'T.) Waldo Preserve Year: 1981 Acres: 3.8 Lat.:41°26'25.7" Long.: 71°53'03.9" North Stonington village, 100 Main Street opposite east driveway of Wheeler Library. Red maple swamp bordering Shunock River for 390 feet. Wyassup Brook Preserve Year: 2005 Acres:4.77 Lat.:41°27'00.7" Long.:71°50'51.8" Access from a small parking area approximately 450 feet in on the right side of the shared driveway for 201 and 203 Reutemann Road. Wooded and open area bordering Holmes cemetery and open marsh along 667 feet of Wyassup Brook. NORTH STONINGTON / PRESTON / GRISWOLD Tritown Forest Preserve Year: 2018 Acres: 529 Lat.: 41o30’46.3” Long.:71o54’15.9” Wyassup Lake Preserve Year: 1993 Acres:1.81 Lat.:41°29'33.1" Long.:71°52'24.7" West side of Wyassup Lake Road, near the end. • Carocari Tracts, 1.01 acres (1993) Upland woodlands and park-like parcel with 150 feet on Wyassup Lake. • Walter/Weeman Tract , 0.8 acres (1993) Upland woodlands. Yannatos Preserve Year: 1974 Acres: 14 Lat.:41°27'22.3" Long.:71°49'01.9" Clarks Falls Road on Green Falls River, 600 feet west of intersection with Denison Hill Road. • Yannatos Tract 1 (.5 acres) and Yannatos Tract 2, 13.5 acres (1974) Large parcel north side of road and smaller parcel south of road. Deciduous woodland, river with site of old mill dam and sluiceway with approximately 0.3 miles of hiking trail. • Jones Tract, 0.5 acres (1995) Small tract on north side of the road partially wooded area bordering on Green Falls river and Wyassup Brook • Six contiguous parcels between Richardson Hill and Rixtown Roads in Griswold and Miller Rd. in North Stonington. Unfragmented upland forest with multiple stream courses and wetland areas, rock outcroppings, and ledge, and traversed by a number of ridgelines. Accessed from 91 Miller Rd., North Stonington, 299 Richardson Hill Rd., Griswold, or 367 Rixtown Rd., Griswold. Tri-town Forest Preserve. 409 acres, (2018), Miller Rd., North Stonington (301 acres) o Brand Rd., Preston (33 acres) Rear, Glasgo Rd., Griswold (75 acres) The Aurelie and Stanley Boyd Tract. 54 acres (2018), 367 Rixtown Road in Griswold. Linnea Richardson Preserve 20.54 acres (2010) 299 Richardson Hill Rd., Griswold. Rugged scenic uplands of Rixtown Mountain with intermittent stream below, and old rock quarry Peltiers’ Lost Pond 45.58 acres (2010) 299 Richardson Hill Rd., Griswold. Rugged undulating uplands and scenic wetlands. Last updated: April, 2019 NORTH STONINGTON / STONINGTON Anguilla Brook Preserve - Northern Headwaters (North Stonington / Stonington) Year: 2004 Acres: 63.57 Lat.:41°25'16.5" Long.:71°52'13.5" North Anguilla Road, immediately north of North Stonington-Stonington Town Line, end of Farm Pond Road, Miner Pentway, and southwest corner of intersection of North Anguilla Road and Route 184. Five tracts in North Stonington: • Farm Pond Tract 1, 14.87 acres (2004) - east side of North Anguilla Road. Forested wetlands. • Farm Pond Tract 2, 12.56 acres (2004) - end of Farm Pond Road via right of way. Mostly wetlands. • Farm Pond Tract 3, 3.6 acres (2004) - west side of North Anguilla Road. • Farm Pond Tract 4, 0.94 acres (2004) - triangle at Miner Pentway. • Peter & Virginia Coope Tract, 9.6 acres (2005). Corner of Rt. 184 and North Anguilla Road. Wooded lot with mature hardwoods and two small ponds, one with cattails. Headwaters of Anguilla Brook. One tract in Stonington: • Anguilla Estates Tract 1, 22 acres (2004) Miner Pentway. Deciduous forest, wetlands and gravel ridge on Anguilla Brook PRESTON / NORTH STONINGTON Hollowell Brook Preserve Year : 1995 Acres: 8.28 Lat.:41°31'51.5" Long.:71°57'56.2" 422 and 426 Route 165 just east of intersection with Route 164. Park on Rte 165. Partially wooded wetland and upland with hayfield on Preston / North Stonington border. Mitchell Preserve & Reed Woodlands Year: 1989 Acres: 244.68 Lat.:41°30'44.8" Long.:71°57'19.7" Six contiguous properties extending between Preston and North Stonington. Approximately 2.5 miles of hiking trails. • Eleanor & Flood Reed Memorial Woodlands, 111.08 acres (1989) Hardwood forest with rugged topography; cedar- topped rock outcrops and promontories; old pond and meandering stream (Main Brook). • Gibson / McKain Songbird Preserve, 9.22 acres (2008) Wetland songbird habitat. • Jean & Hobart Mitchell Preserve, 74.97 acres (2000) Second growth hardwood forest with rocky knolls, intermittent streams, and portion of Main Brook • Green Falls Five Tract , 4.98 acres (2009) Wetland songbird habitat. • Greenwood Tract, 24.22 acres (2001) wooded upland. • Main Brook Preserve 20.21 acres (2005) Wetland and steep slopes on some lots east of preserve. Two trailheads / access points: • Near 371 Northwest Corner Road (right side) in North Stonington • Lake of Isles Road Last updated: April, 2019 PRESTON Blueberry Hill Preserve Year: 1995 Acres: 5.5 Lat.:41°32'35.6" Long.:72°02'28.7" 101 Roosevelt venue xtension near corner with Roosevelt Avenue. Mature, deciduous woodlands and swamp; some pines on higher ground. Choate Brook Preserve Year: 2005 Acres: 0.8 Lat.:41°32'53.0" Long.:72°00'38.9" 145 Old Jewett City Road between River Road and Stanton Lane. Wooded parcel on east side of Choate Brook. Salvatore DiFrancesca Tract. Poquetanuck Sedge Beds Lat.:41°29'11.6" Long.:72°02'49.5" Year:1980 Acres: 1.5 Access by water only, 163 Route 2A, 0.75 miles west of Route 117. Tidal estuarine marsh. Preston Nature Preserve Year:1989 Acres: 55.7 Lat.:41°32'07.6" Long.: 71°58'37.4" Year:1989 Acres: 55.7 South side of Krug Road 0.6 miles west of Jewett City Road. Two trails featuring varied land features and vegetation, including two hills , a valley, hardwood and cedar forest, brushland, meadows, pastures, swamps and ponds. Well-established trail system with bridges.. Hallowell Brook Preserve and Mitchell Preserve are listed in the North Stonington/Preston section. Tritown Preserve is listed in the North Stonington/Preston/ Griswold section. Last updated: April, 2019 SST STONINGTON Deane Avery Preserve Year:2013 Acres: 1.53 Lat.:41°25'07.6" Long.:71°56'27.5" Northeasterly side of Wolf Neck Road, between 106 and 128. Sloping wooded hillside with cedars. Broad Street Property Year:2005 Acres: .08 Lat.:41°22'27.7" Long.:71°50'54.5" Wooded wetland parcel near shopping center on Route 1. Marjorie Stanton Middleton Collier Preserve Year:1999 Acres:33.82 Lat.:41°23'13.2" Long.:71°57'10.4" South side of west end of Pequot Trail in Old Mystic; approximately 0.5 mile from intersection with Route 27. Two Tracts: • Collier Preserve - 30 acres - 1999: Deciduous woodlands, dense thickets, and rugged wetlands. • Robert B. Acker Tract - 3.82 acres - 2001: Wooded parcel east of Collier Preserve. Continental Marsh Year: 1978 Acres: 9.86 Lat.:41°20'04.8" Long.:71°51.295' East side of Barn Island Wildlife Management Area. Access end of paved section of Brucker Pentway. Foot trail to marsh overview Trails are present, but no map is available at this time. Limited access onto marsh to protect fragile shoreline habitat. “Last of the natural tidal estuaries.” Cottrell Marsh Year:1993 Acres: 46.7 Lat.:41°20'24.6" Long.:71°57'11.2" Both sides of Latimer Point Road, south of railroad tracks. Access onto marsh restricted to protect fragile habitat. Salt marsh and some higher wooded areas. Deans Mills Wildlife Corridor • Deans Mill Farm Preserve Year:1993 Acres: 14 Lat.:41°22'14.1" Long.:71°56'01.6" Signed access and trail from White Cedar Swamp entrance on Jerry Browne Road Mature, mixed hardwood forest with some intermittent wetlands. • Perkins Wildlife Corridor Year: 1988 Acres: 3.98 Lat.:41°21'56.8" Long.:71°56'18.3" South side of Jerry Browne Road, 0.5 mile east of Pequotsepos Road. Open hardwood forest; some wetlands. Trail head on Jerry Browne Road connects via orange trail to a loop in Pequotsepos Preserve to DPNC complex and also acroos Jerry Browne Rd. to White Cedar Swamp/Deans Mills Farm Preserve.  Pequotsepos Preserve Year: 1982 Acres: 19 Lat.:41°21'59.7"Long.:71°56'34.0" Accessible from Perkins Wildlife Corridor and Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. Red maple swamp and uplands, approximately 0.5 mile trail. • White Cedar Swamp Year: 1992 Acres: 4.71 Lat.:41°21'53.6" Long.:71°56'13.0" Trail head parking north side of Jerry Browne Road across from Perkins Wildlife Corridor. Western boundary of Aquarion Water Company property and reservoir. Trail continues into adjoining Deans Mill Farm Preserve. Small White Cedar Swamp, endangered habitat. Long corridor along ledges, above reservoir and into upland woods Anguilla Brook Preserve - Bird Land Tract (Stonington) Year: 2011 Acres 15.2 Lat.:41°21'35.1" Long:71°52'01.7" Access via narrow corridor on north side of Greenhaven Road immediately prior to RR bridge, parallel to Amtrak right-of-way. Wetlands with informal trails. Last updated: April, 2019 SST Dodge Paddock/Beal Preserve Year: 1980 Acres: 3.68 Lat.:41°19'58.9" Long.:71°54'13.9" Dodge Paddock - 2.6 acres (1980); Beal Preserve 1.08 acres (1981) Stonington Borough, parking at eastern terminus of Wall Street (CT DEEP Coastal Access site). Open meadow with sea wall and walking trail (approximately 0.1 mile) on Little Narragansett Bay; rocky shoreline; salt marsh restoration in progress; site of former States Pottery. John and Caroline Enright Preserve Year: 2002 Acres: 0.24 Lat.:41°20'10.3" Long.:71°50'33.9" South of Greenhaven Road, west of Riverside Drive. Small wooded lot with vernal wetlands. Fennerswood Year:1984 Acres: 93.14 Lat.:41°22'16.8" Long.:71°54'14.7" Five Tracts located both sides of North Main Street just south of junction with Pequot Trail. Also access from end of Heritage Drive cul-de-sac. • West Tract - 26 acres - 1984: Woodlands and four small fields maintained as open meadow. Trailhead on the west side of North Main Street. Runs along Stony Brook. • East Tract - 17 acres - 1986: Young mapleforest, some wet areas, and portion of mowed hayfield. • Daukas Tract - 8.33 acres - 1995: Redmaple swamp and wetlands. • Southeast Open Space - 36.51 acres - 1996: Red maple swamp and deciduouswoodlands • O'Neil Tract - 5.3 acres - 1999: Marsh with some lightly wooded area and marsh. Hewitt Road Preserve Year: 2011 Acres: 2.3 Lat.:41°20'58.9" Long.:71°57'13.1" Two lots east side of Hewitt Road, Mystic. Coastal shrub land habitat. No trails. Hinckley Hill Preserve Year: 2005 Acres: 18.15 Lat.:41°23'02.4"Long.:71°51'33.9" North side of Pequot Trail, ~0.6 mile east of North Anguilla Road on north side of Stonington Meadows Subdivision. No trails. Two Tracts: • Pequot Trail, 14.05 acres. • Pequot Court, 4.1 acres. Both tracts are wooded wetlands with wetlands. Hoffman Evergreen Preserve Year: 1976 Acres: 198.62 Lat.:41°25'22.7" Long.:71°55'55.2" Route 201, approximately 2 miles north of CT Rte 184 just before North Stonington line. Roadside parking at signed trailhead. Mixed evergreen and hardwood forest. Some wetlands. Extensive trail network. • Hoffman Tract - 142.12 acres - 1976: Hemlock, pine, tamarack, and spruce plantation among deciduous woodland species. • Stimpson Settlement - 3.12 acres - 1997: Seventy-five foot wide strip along northern side of Hoffman Tract. • Allied Tract - 53.5 acres - 2013. Knox Family Farm Preserve Year: 2007 Acres: 26.78 Lat.:41°20'41.8" Long.: 71°55'41.6" Parking on north shoulder of Route 1 at entrance to Darling Hill Farm (337-339 Stonington Road). Access to preserve is via a right of way on private property. Approximately 2 miles of loop trails. Wooded area with kettle hole pond, boulder moraine, glacial erratic and frontage on east side of upper Quiambaug Cove. Kayak access. Knox Preserve Year:1985 Acres:16.7 Lat.:41°20'26.1" Long.:71°56'24.4" South side of Wilcox Road ~200 feet south of Route 1. Abutting Quiambaug Cove. Short trails, approximately 0.5 miles total. Former farmland with old orchards and stone walls with small brackish pond. Purple martin colony site. Kayak access. Lambs Way Preserve Year: 2005 Acres: 16.04 Lat.:41°20'35.0" Long.:71°56'39.6" Access from right side of curve at lower end of Lamb’s Way near Quiambaug Fire Station. Open area with view of Fishers Island Sound, wooded areas with some steep slopes. Wooded wetland in northeast corner. No trails. Last updated: April, 2019 STONINGTON (CONT.) McKinley Preserve Year: 1994 Acres: 5.78 Lat.:41°22'05.0" Long.:71°53'12.2" Entrance corridor east side of Farmholme Road directly opposite Barnes Road. Narrow wooded entry corridor from roadside, along stone walls and impressive rocky ledge into red maple swamp. No formal trails. Mistuxet Hill Preserve Year: 2013 Acres: 18.05 Lat.:41°21'38.6" Long.:71°57'16.9" Mistuxet Avenue. Access from Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center trail system. Rocky upland and some wetlands. No formal trails. Simone and Antonetta Norcia Preserve Year: 2000 Acres: 10.2 Lat.:41°21'50.6" Long.:71°50'48.2" Unsigned access on right-of-way from Hickory Lane, off of Johnson Street and unsigned access off Brannegan Drive southward extension. Old farmland in transition to brush with some treed areas. No formal trails. Paffard Marsh Preserve Year: 1969 Acres: 9.2 Lat.:41°21'06.1" Long.:71°53'31.9" North of Stonington-Westerly Road (Route 1) opposite Route 1A intersection. No access onto marsh to protect fragile habitat. Tidal marsh and small upland area bounded by tidal brook. Osprey nesting site. Paffard Woods Preserve Year: 2003 Acres: 62.16 Lat.:41°21'28.6" Long.:71°54'13.3" West side of North Main Street. Gravel parking area 0.5 mile north of Route 1. Diverse terrain ranging from heavily wooded glacial valley in north to coastal marsh on salt pond at southern extremity. Many glacial erratics, large trees, wetlands crossed by bridges, and hayfield. Approximately 1 mile of posted trails. Parker Brothers Preserve Year: 2012 Acres: 7.56 Lat.:41°20'14.1" Long.:71°50'16.4" Northwesterly side of River Road in Pawcatuck. Open areas, formerly gardens, orchards and arbors. Some are still present. Wetlands and dense thickets to the west. Short trail to evergreen grove. Peck /Callahan Preserve  Callahan Preserve Year: 1981 Acres 8 Lat.:41°23'54.4" Long.:71°56'05.1" Northeast of terminus of Prentice Williams Road; north of Pequot Trail between Routes 27 and I-95. Wooded upland, fairly rugged and rocky. • Einna Peck Preserve Year: 1970 Acres 25.78 Lat.:41°23'45.8" Long.:71°56'10.4" Northeast of terminus of Prentice Williams Road; north of Pequot Trail between Routes 27 and I-95. Rugged rocky uplands with vernal pool, red maple swamp and marsh and rocky stream crossing. Peck / Callahan Preserve is the site of the 2013 federally-funded New England Cottontail Habitat Restoration Project. It will be managed as a young forest. No public access. Pequotsepos Brook Preserve Year: 1988 Acres: 44 Lat.:41°22'03.4" Long.:71°57'04.2" East of Maritime Drive, Mystic. Access from Maritime Drive across from Monsanto (Dekalb) parking area and from end of Pequotsepos Center Rd. Access to entire system trail head from Aquarium overflow parking area on Maritime Drive (6 reserved parking spaces on NE corner of lot). Upland hardwood forest, small fields with succession cedars, small wetland pockets, vernal pools; stone walls and stone bridges crossing brook. Denison- Pequotsepos Nature Center’s Stone Bridges Trail connects the Aquarium auxiliary parking lot with Denison Homestead through this preserve. Perry Natural Area Year: 1982 Acres: 68.2 Lat.:41°24'47.8" Long.:71°52'03.9" East side of North Anguilla Road. Northern boundary is Stonington-North Stonington town line. Several interconnected loop trails totaling approximately 1.8 miles. Former farmland and homestead with old walls, stone cairns, foundations and an old cemetery. Mostly upland deciduous woods with evergreen grove. Last updated: April, 2019 STONINGTON (CONT.) Ram Point Year: 1969 Acres: 4.6 Lat.:41°19'44.4" Long.:71°58'35.0" Southwesterly peninsular tip of Mason’s Island along Mystic River. Rocky and sandy shore. Water access only. Simmons Preserve Year: 1985 Acres: 0.5 Lat.:41°20'34.5" Long.:71°54'17.3" Northwest corner of the intersection of North Main and Palmer Streets. Open meadow area on salt marsh edge of Quanaduck Cove. Water access allowed. Stony Brook Preserve Year: 1996 Acres: 9.12 Lat.:41°23'27.2" Long.:71°54'14.3" South side of Sommers Lane just west of Taugwonk Road. No formal trails. Red maple swamp and wooded uplands. Wamphassuc Neck Marshes • Lords View Marsh Year:1987 Acres: 6.59 Lat.:41°20'20.2" Long.:71°55'52.8" East side of Noyes Avenue, just north of Amtrak right- of-way. Marsh and some hardwood forest. • Platt Marsh Year: 1986 Acres: 5.79 Lat.:41°20'31.4" Long.:71°55'22.0" West side of Wamphassuc Road, south of Route1, north of Amtrak right-of-way. Tidal saltwater marsh in one branch and freshwater swamp in the other. • Marcia Woolworth Porter Preserve Year: 2000 Acres: 40.32 Lat.:41°20'07.9" Long.:71°55'14.9" West side of Wamphassuc Road. Enter just south of railroad tracks or overview area farther south on same road (CT DEEP Coastal Access site). No access onto marsh to protect fragile habitat. Saltwater marsh and inland wetlands and two wooded “islands” running nearly the length of the marsh. • Stillman Marsh Year: 1992 Acres:14.06 Lat.:41°20'28.9" Long.: 71°55'38.1" Connects Lords View Marsh and Platt Marsh. Cattail marsh and uplands. Wequetequock Cove Preserve Year: 2011 Acres: 16.8 Lat.:41°21'07.3" Long.:71°52'45.1" Off Palmer Neck Road west side, several wall openings/bar-ways. No access during bird nesting/breeding except along road frontage for bird observation. Mowed trail around edges. Open grassland habitat with 1,000 feet of frontage on Wequetequock Cove. Managed as grassland habitat by CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP). Woodlot Sanctuary Year: 2017 Acres: 28.9 Lat 41.3687058 Long: 71.9234375 West side Pellegrino Road Mostly upland woods with wetlands on both north and south borders. Interesting rocky glacial features and stone walls. Some well established trail loops. Maps to be created. Off street parking planned. Last updated: April, 2019 OTHER TOWNS SOUTHOLD, NY South Dumpling Island Year: 1981 Acres 2.87 Lat.:41°16'57.0" Long.:72°00'58.0" Access by water only. Island located at western end of Fishers Island Sound, 1.5 nautical miles south-southeast of Groton Long Point. Bluff with rock shore and beach on southeasterly corner; basswood and sassafras grove, seashore shrubbery, some open areas; abundant shore birds. Heron, egret, and cormorant rookery; few trees. WESTERLY, RI / STONINGTON, CT Sandy Point Nature Preserve Year: 1982 Acres: 35 Lat.:41°19'46.2" Long.:71°53'31.4" Access by water only. Barrier island in Little Narragansett Bay, east of Stonington Point and north of Napatree Point. A 1.5 mile long barrier island comprising 4 acres in CT and 31 acres in RI and surrounded by shifting sand bars. Managed as a wildlife sanctuary. Portions or areas closed to public during the nesting season. Significant migratory bird habitat and horseshoe crab breeding site. No dogs allowed. Island is managed by USFWS as part of Stuart B McKinney National Wildlife Refuge. Last updated: April, 2019 CONSERVATION EASEMENTS A conservation easement (CE) or conservation restriction (CR) is a permanent deed restriction written to achieve certain conservation purposes. These written documents are recorded with a town’s registry of deeds and are binding on all future owners of a parcel. Any parcel for which either a CE or CR exists is considered private property and therefore not open for public access unless specifically stated in the document. Avalonia holds CEs or CRs on the following properties, and is responsible for their annual compliance review GRISWOLD Pfizer Conservation Restriction Year:2003 Acres: 73.58 Lat.:41°34'41.7" Long.: 71°53'24.0" South side of Voluntown Road southeast of intersection with Route 201. Non-development restriction. No public access permitted. Woods and old corn fields. Robe Conservation Restriction Year: 2012 Acres: 40.06 Lat.:41°31'10.9" Long.:71°53'10.3" 2480 Glasgo Road (Route 201) - east side. Woodlands on Ashwillet Brook, a tributary of Billings Brook, abutting Burleson Woodlands and Pachaug State Forest. No public access. GROTON Betty J. Chapman Conservation Restriction Year:1999 Acres: 16.59 Lat.:41°20'34.8" Long.:71°59'47.2" Conservation restriction on Fishtown Road. No public access permitted. Wooded area draining into Beebe Pond. Protected wetlands. Leuba Conservation Easement Year:1999 Acres: 5.01 Lat.:41°22'00.9" Long.:71°58'26.9" Traditional landscape view from High Street toward Mystic River. No public access permitted. NORWICH / SPRAGUE Norwich/Sprague Conservation Restriction Year : 2007 Acres: 451.29 Lat.:41°35'27.5" Long.:72°04'35.1" Conservation restriction. Access is restricted to Avalonia led outings. Fields, woodlands and wetlands on Sprague/ Norwich border. PRESTON Broad Brook Conservation Easement Year:1986 Acres1.5 Lat.:41°33'14.1" Long.:71°58'13.6" Along stream beside 459, 463, 465, and 499 Rte 164, approximately 1.7 miles north of Shetucket Turnpike. Conservation easement along 870 feet of south bank of Broad Brook to protect the brook and allow continued public fishing access. Main Brook Conservation Easement Year:2005 Acres 3.59 Lat.:41°30'04.8" Long.:71°57'58.9" Wetlands and steep slopes on some lots west of Preserve. No public access permitted. PRESTON / NORTH STONINGTON Hollowell Brook Conservation Easement Year:1995 Acres1.62 Lat.:41°31'42.5" Long.:71°58'01.0" Conservation easement on east side of properties at 7 and 11 Tyler Road. Abuts Hollowell Preserve. No public access permitted. STONINGTON Alice Chase Streeter Conservation Easement Year: 2001 Acres 13.4 Lat.:41° 21.682 Long.:71° 54.595' Conservation easement on private property. No public access permitted. Southwest corner of Woodlands west of south end of Silvia’s Pond. Anguilla Brook Conservation Easement Year: 2004 Acres: 2.75 acres Lat.:41°24'50.5" Long.:71°52'16.2" Protective agreement on western portion of Lot 6, the area west of gravel Miner Pentway from curve to paved Miner Pentway. Public access to gravel ridge only. Last updated: April, 2019 CONSERVATION EASEMENTS (CON'T.) STONINGTON (CON'T.) Dodges Island "Dumpling" Conservation Easement Year:1990 Acres: 1.5 Lat.:41°19'51.8" Long.:71°57'13.0" Conservation easement on "Dumpling" north of Dodges Island. Access for Avalonia members is permitted. Fisher’s Island Sound, south of Latimer Point, north of Dodges Island. Pequotsepos Brook Conservation Easement Year:1988 Acres: 2 Lat.:41°22'10.3" Long.:71°56'59.4" Non-Disturbance Easement. Protective agreement along eastern side of Lot 3 on Maritime Drive, protects 625 feet on both sides of Pequotsepos Brook. Public access permitted. Last updated: April, 2019
Avalonia Land Conservancy Inc
The following list outlines all the local Avalonia Land Trust Preservation areas under each town name. There are many beautiful ponds, trails through woodlands and along coastal wetlands that might be of interest to nature lovers, walkers, hikers, birders and photographers: GRISWOLD Billings Brook / Burleson Preserve • Billings Brook Preserve Year: 1995 Acres: 26.8 Lat.: 41°31'26.9" Long.:71°53'02.6" Two Tracts: 19.8 acres & 7 acres at 2388 & 2444 Glasgo Road. Broad, wooded flood plain of Billings Brook with high gravel knoll and lightly wooded area and wetlands. • Burleson Woodlands Year: 2009 Acres: 20.6 Lat.:41°31'19.3"Long.:71°53'14.4" 2444 Glasgo Road. Diversified woodlands including stretch of Rixtown Brook and related watershed. • Rothstein Preserve Year: 2012 Acres: 3.91 Lat.:41°31'39.0" Long.:71°53'18.4" Northeasterly side of Rixtown Road. Watershed. Red maple swamp. Scola Preserve Year: 2011 Acres: 74.06 Lat.:41°33'29.8" Long.:71°53'50.0" Access by water from boat launch on Route 138. Includes most of Burton's Island (25 acres) plus 50 sub aquatic acres. Includes small shoreline parcel for stewardship activity access. Outstanding native wildflower habitat. Abuts Billings Brook Preserve. Dutka Nature Preserve Year: 2012; 2018 Acres: 87.18 Lat.:41°33'29.4" Long.:71°54'57.3" 494 Bethel Road, (corner of Bethel Rd. & Cedar Lane); 516, 554, and 560 Bethel Rd.; 161, 163, 165, 167, 169. 171, 173 Dutka Dr. Diversified wooded uplands and wetlands between Bethel Rd. and Pachaug Pond. Abuts CT DEEP land. Honnen Preserve Year: 1994 Acres: 6.81 Lat.:41°35'48.3" Long.:71°57'50.1" South side of Taylor Hill Road, just east of Route 395 overpass. Red maple and white cedar swamp. Quinebaug Valley Preserve Year: 1975 Acres: 3.4 Lat.:41°37'07.2" Long.:71°55'08.3" Arrowhead Acres. 11 Uncas Drive. Southwire Preserve Year: 1998 Acres: 22.1 Lat.:41°36'52.9" Long.:71°57'56.9" 00 Rear East Main Street. Behind Indian Ridge Apartments on East Main Street, Jewett City, opposite Lake Road. White cedar swamp that includes Browning Swamp and Johnson Cedar Swamp near tadpole Pond Avalonia Land Conservancy, Inc. Property Listing – April 2019 Last updated: April, 2019 GRISWOLD (CON'T.) Walton / Rarogiewicz Preserve Year: 1996 Acres: 29.66 Lat.:41°34'13.6" Long.:71°57'25.2" • Mary & John Walton Meadow Preserve, 23.7 acres, (1996) 285 Browning Road . Wildflower meadow bordered by wooded wetlands to the north and a hidden pond backed by deciduous, forested knoll to the south. • Rick & Kathleen Rarogiewicz Tract, 1.83 acres (2004) 293 Browning Road. Wooded lot with mixed growth of brush, young hardwoods, a small locust grove, and part of an old apple orchard. • Mary Walton Bequest, 4.13 acres (2008) East side of Browning Road just north of homestead. Wooded with cedars and pond GROTON Anderson Marsh and Woodlands Year: 1987 Acres: 9.99 Lat.:41°19'51.6" Long.:71°59'41.3" • Anderson Marsh, 3.5 acres, (1990). West side of Elm Street (Route 215) across from Beebe Cove and just north of Brook Street intersection in Noank. A tidal marsh connecting to Beebe Cove and Mystic River. • Anderson Woodlands, 6.49 acres (2001) Entrance is on Brook Street between house numbers 44 and 60. Mixed hardwood forest with rocky uplands west of Anderson Marsh. Leo Antonino Preserve Year: 2018 Acres:: 41.48 Lat: 41.36872 Long: 72.050505 Rocky ridges, streams, vernal pools and shrubby areas make for a wide diversity of habitats. Large glacial erratics and old stone walls are other striking features. Access is from cul-de-sac on Antonino Rd. or the southeast corner of the parking area behind the office park at 495 Gold Star Highway. Antonino Property Year: 2007 Acres: 3.19 Lat.:41°22'14.2" Long.:72°03'34.8" Two parcels located at 290 Gold Star Highway in Groton. One former house lot is 0.52 acres. The second lot is 2.668 acres and extends to Toll Gate Road protecting both Beaverdam Brook and extensive wetlands. Bindloss and Riverside Preserves Year: 1985 Acres: 1.9 Lat.:41°22'11.7" Long.:71°58'17.2" • Bindloss Preserve, 1.85 acres (1985) is wooded with multiple streamlets running through the property. It contains a reverting fresh water pond as well as a segment of the tide water pond near River Road. It is the site of a former gristmill dating from the mid 1700’s and later, a sawmill. • Riverside Preserve, 0.05 acres (1990) is a small riverside parcel on the Mystic River at the junction of River Road and Bindloss Road. Buckley Woods Year: 2002 Acres: 0.374 Lat.:41°19'35.9" Long.:72°03'32.9" West side of Shennecossett Road in City of Groton and south of Plant Street intersection. Two Small wooded lots with views of Baker Cove. Downes Marsh Year:1971 Acres: 2.08 Lat.:41°22'58.7" Long.:71°58'00.4" A tidal marsh bordering the Mystic River approximately 0.8 mile north of I-95 overpass and behind mailbox for 965 on River Road. Last updated: April, 2019 GROTON (CON'T.) William & Janet Gibbs Preserve Year: 2003 Acres: 7.73 Lat.:41°23'40.2" Long.:71°59'53.2" Mixed hardwood and laurel stands bisected by an Eversource right of way open area. Leuba Preserve Year:1997 Acres: 2.06 Lat.:41°21'59.4" Long.:71°58'26.8" East side of High Street about .1 mile south of Sandy Hollow Road in Mystic. Both high ground and wooded wetlands including oak, ash and maple trees. and soft wood with extensive wetlands draining intothe Mystic River. A 10 year CT DEEP Wildlife grant to Blanche & George Rocheleau Azalea Preserve Year: 1994 Acres: 32.37 Lat.:41°22'26.3" Long.:71°59'29.6" Access is at the end of Dartmouth Drive cul-de-sac in Mystic. This preserve has an abundance of laurel, azalea and hardwood. Fishtown Brook flows through the property and is surrounded by an extensive red maple swamp. The property then rises to rocky ledges with a view of Long Island Sound. . Town's End Year: 1993 Acres 6.39 Lat.:41°20'20.7" Long.:71°59'19.1" Located at 800 Noank Road (Rte. 215) across from Beebe Pond Park Approximately 0.3 mile of trails beginning behind the grey gate. Mature, mixed hardwood forest, with a narrow tidal marsh extending 900 feet along the edge of Beebe Cove. upland forest with mountain laurel stands, towering tulip trees, rock ledges and an intermittent stream. Portion was burned in a forest fire in 1989. Patch cuts have been made in this area to increase forest diversity. Berwick Preserve Year: 2002 Acres: 14 Lat.:41°24'34.9" Long.: 71°58'14.8" Two separated tracts. No trails are maintained. • Berwick Tract #1, 6 acres. Accessed from Avery Berwick loop road, includes a four-acre pond visible from Gallup Hill Road and encircled by the Berwick subdivision entry road. • Berwick Tract #2, 8 acres. Accessed between 10 and 16 Brentford Berwick. A wooded area that includes the upper reaches of Red Brook. Cranberry Pond Preserve Year: 2005 Acres: 6 Lat.:41°25'22.0" Long.:72°05'07.0" 25 Harvard Terrace east of Military Highway in Gales Ferry. A shallow pond with a narrow band of woods on the west side of the pond. . No trails are maintained. Moore Woodlands Year:1981 Acres: 24.69 Lat.:41°20'44.2" Long.:71°59'05.6" Access and parking is at south end of Capstan Avenue in Mystic. Approximately .8 mile of trails connects Rte. 215 and Moore Woodlands to Beebe Pond Park trails. The preserve contains both hard recreate an early successional habitat finished in 2016. LEDYARD Avery Preserve Year: Various Acres:102 Lat.:41°27'15.0" Long.:72°02'48.0" Both sides of Avery Hill Road, 0.75 miles north of Route 214. Parking lot on East tract. Approximately 2 miles of hiking trails in the West Tract only.. • West Tract, 78.5 acres (1970). Open upland woods, Billings-Avery Brook and glacialboulder deposits. • East Tract, 22.5 acres (1977). Maple swamp and upland woodlands, Rosebay Rhododendron, Atlantic White Cedar, orchid species. • Sheep Wash Tract, 0.5 acres (1995).Historic dry-wall sheep wash, south of Billings-Avery Brook. • Town of Ledyard Transfer, 0.5 acres (2014). Addition to the west tract. Barrett Preserve Year: 1994 Acres: 71 Lat.:41°25'09.0" Long.:72°03'54.0" 904 Long Cove Road opposite Mount Vernon Drive. Approximately 2 miles of trails. Open field, mature Last updated: April, 2019 LEDYARD (CON'T.) Great Cedar Swamp Year: Various Acres: 37 Lat.:41°28'25.6" Long.:71°57'50.4" Inaccessible. Nearest point of access is on Route 2 from back of casino parking lot. Comprises 6 non-contiguous tracts: • Pekarski Tract, 0.5 acres (1979) • Gallup Tract, 1.5 acres (1979) • Holdridge Tract, 15 acres (1982) • Norman Tracts, 1 & 2, 12.5 acres(1992) • Weduco Tract, 6 acres (2015) All tracts are within an Atlantic White Cedar swamp with a base of dense Rosebay Rhododendrons. Greenman Preserve Year: Various Acres: 26 Lat.:41°27'36.0" Long.:72°00'14.0"W Both sides of St. Paul Street between Silas Dean Road & Lynn Drive. No trails are maintained. • East Tract, 18.5 acres. Deciduous woodland with seasonal wetlands. (1981) • West Tract, 5.5 acres. Mostly wetlands. (1981) • Town of Ledyard transfer, 3 tracts, 2acres (2014). Haleys Brook Preserve Year: Various Acres: 20 Lat.:41°24'58.4" Long.:72°00'57.5" Access via 9 or 25 Peachtree Hill Avenue east of Groton Center Road (Rt. 117). No trails are maintained. Three Tracts connected by a 30-foot wide easement. • North Tract, 14 acres. (1991) • South Tract, 5 acres. (1991) • Town of Ledyard transfer. 1 acres (2014). Red maple swamp with grove of TulipTrees. Red Brook Preserve Year:1995 Acres: 6 Lat.:41°24'03.5" Long.:71°58'37.2"W 15R Red Brook Lane. Entrance between 7 and 9 Red Brook Lane. No trails are maintained. Red maple swamp and flood plain along Red Brook. Provides the only viewing and partial access of the abutting Rogerene Quaker Cemetery. Samuel Lamb and Forsberg Preserve Year: 2016 Acres: 6 Lat: 41° 26' 9.78'' Long: 71° 57' 48.996'' 609 Shewville Rd., at the intersection with Town Farm Rd. Recently abandoned agricultural field being maintained as a meadow. Mowed trail through meadow with entrance from Town Farm Rd. Williams Brook and a narrow strip of woodland form western border. Last updated: April, 2019 LEDYARD (CON'T.) Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor Year: Various Acres: 331 Lat.:41°26'32.5" Long.:72°03'10.8" Protects one of southeastern Connecticut’s major aquifers and comprises three major tracts with multiple sub-tracts, as follows: • North Tract, 169 acres, comprising: o Dow Centennial Preserve, 97 acres (1997) o Slosberg-Andersen Woodlands, 57 acres (2003) o Town of Ledyard transfers, 4 parcels totaling 8 acres (2005) o Town of Ledyard transfers, 2 parcels totaling 2. acres (2014) North Tract trails include a two-mile loop trail and a large power line right-of-way. Ponds, extensive swamps and upland woods. Habitats support all types of plants. Flowers are abundant and birdwatching is excellent. Gravel roads and a low shrub habitat are excellent for rabbits and shrubland birds. This tract includes the headwaters of Tom Allyn brook and a glacial moraine. • South Tract, 107 acres, comprising o Slosberg-Andersen Woodlands, 98 acres (2003) o Town of Ledyard transfers, 2 acres(2005) o Town of Ledyard transfer, 7 acres(2014) Swampier than the North Tract, the South Tract has a long trail along the west side and protects the water supply for western Ledyard. • Harry Leiser Tract, 56 acres , (2003). o A separate loop trail is maintained on this tract which includes a dense stand of Rosebay Rhododendron. Within the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor, trails can be accessed via eight trailheads: • North Tract 113 Whalehead Road - parking between Stone Court and Avery Hill Road Ext Cul-de-sac on MerryLane 21 Friar Tuck Drive & 17 Queen Eleanor Drive - Park under power lines 40/41 Robin Hood Drive - Park by open lot o o o o o o 40/41 Robin Hood Drive o Cul-de-sac on Hillside Drive. • Harry Leiser Tract: 114 Vinegar Hill Road Narrow strip between 13 and 15 Melanie Lane off cul-de-sac. • South Tract: Last updated: April, 2019 NORTH STONINGTON Babcock Ridge / Erisman Woodlands Preserves • Babcock Ridge Preserve Lat.:41°26'24.1" Long.:71°51'54.3" Year : 2014 Acres: 74.38 Babcock Road - connects to Erisman Woodlands and is across the street from Henne. • Erisman Woodlands Year: 2011 Acres 62 Lat.:41°26'53.4" Long.:71°51'35.6" South of Reutemann Road east of #118. Rugged, sloping wooded uplands, a stream, wetlands, and vernal pools. Bell Cedar Swamp Year: 2011 Acres: 58.46 Lat.:41°26'08.9" Long.: 71°49'54.3"Access from Stillman Road or via the Appleton Tract on Boombridge Road. A type of habitat considered globally endangered, Bell Cedar Swamp features massive Atlantic White cedars and Giant Rhododendron; the rare and endangered green adders’ mouth orchid blooms there in late spring. Three contiguous tracts lie within the swamp: • Gurnee Tract, 1 acre (2011) • Frank Hero Tract, 55.46 acres (2013) • Bindloss Tract, 2 acres, (2013) The Appleton Tract, 79.29 acres (2016) is upland forest with a reverting agricultural field and old family cemetery. Benedict Benson Preserve Year: 2016 Acres: 94 Lat.: 41.47852° Long.: 71.92445° Parking area 0.9 miles north of Rt. 2 East and west sides at 100 Swantown Hill Road. West side is young and mature woodlands, streams, rugged slopes and rock outcrops. The East side is upland and wetland forest. The preserve is habitat for rare cerulean warblers and other canopy birds. Loop trail on the west side has two stream crossings. Deer Run Sanctuary Year: 1989 Acres: 29.66 Lat.:41°30'06.9" Long.:71°55'39.2" • Tract I: 178 Northwest Corner Road, 1.5 miles west of Cossaduck Hill Road, and on Button Road. on 12.2 acres (1989). Swamp east of Prentice Brook. Tract II: Across from Tract I. o 10.35 acres (1996) Red maple swamp and wooded higher ground east of Prentice Brook. TRACT III: 31 Button Road. o 7.11 acres (2007) Woodcock Last updated: April, 2019 courting and breeding habitat in partially open field and woods leading to Prentice Brook. Shunock River Preserve Year: 1994 Acres: 88.7 acres Lat. :41°26'25.4" Long.:71°52'02.1"  Donald R. Henne Memorial Preserve: Donald R Henne Tract: 75.78 acres, (2008) 100 Babcock Road, east of Wyassup Road. Milltown Meadows Tract: 8.02 acres, (1995) Access from Don Henne Memorial Tract or from Babcock Road and between 11 & 14 Surrey Lane Main trail extends approximately 1.5 miles from Babcock Road at the north end of the property to the south end at Surrey Lane. Small marked side trails. Stillman Tract : 1.6 acres (1994) Access between48 and 60 Babcock Road. Parke Memorial Preserve: 3.3 acres (2009) 16 Babcock Road, approximately 0.6 miles east of Wyassup Road. Historical mill site and pond with dam. . Tefftweald at Birchenturn Year: 1994 Acres: 76.8 Lat.:41°28'26.2" Long.:71°50'52.7" 280 Grindstone Hill Road. Access through driveway at 282 Grindstone Hill Road on crest of hill approximately 0.8 miles west of Route 49. Park in designated area along lane. No dogs, even on leashes. Several short loop trails of 1.5 mile main trail. Upland forest with numerous stone walls and rock ledges. Also a meadow (Lilly’s Lea) and open woodlands. NORTH STONINGTON (CON'T.) Waldo Preserve Year: 1981 Acres: 3.8 Lat.:41°26'25.7" Long.: 71°53'03.9" North Stonington village, 100 Main Street opposite east driveway of Wheeler Library. Red maple swamp bordering Shunock River for 390 feet. Wyassup Brook Preserve Year: 2005 Acres:4.77 Lat.:41°27'00.7" Long.:71°50'51.8" Access from a small parking area approximately 450 feet in on the right side of the shared driveway for 201 and 203 Reutemann Road. Wooded and open area bordering Holmes cemetery and open marsh along 667 feet of Wyassup Brook. NORTH STONINGTON / PRESTON / GRISWOLD Tritown Forest Preserve Year: 2018 Acres: 529 Lat.: 41o30’46.3” Long.:71o54’15.9” Wyassup Lake Preserve Year: 1993 Acres:1.81 Lat.:41°29'33.1" Long.:71°52'24.7" West side of Wyassup Lake Road, near the end. • Carocari Tracts, 1.01 acres (1993) Upland woodlands and park-like parcel with 150 feet on Wyassup Lake. • Walter/Weeman Tract , 0.8 acres (1993) Upland woodlands. Yannatos Preserve Year: 1974 Acres: 14 Lat.:41°27'22.3" Long.:71°49'01.9" Clarks Falls Road on Green Falls River, 600 feet west of intersection with Denison Hill Road. • Yannatos Tract 1 (.5 acres) and Yannatos Tract 2, 13.5 acres (1974) Large parcel north side of road and smaller parcel south of road. Deciduous woodland, river with site of old mill dam and sluiceway with approximately 0.3 miles of hiking trail. • Jones Tract, 0.5 acres (1995) Small tract on north side of the road partially wooded area bordering on Green Falls river and Wyassup Brook • Six contiguous parcels between Richardson Hill and Rixtown Roads in Griswold and Miller Rd. in North Stonington. Unfragmented upland forest with multiple stream courses and wetland areas, rock outcroppings, and ledge, and traversed by a number of ridgelines. Accessed from 91 Miller Rd., North Stonington, 299 Richardson Hill Rd., Griswold, or 367 Rixtown Rd., Griswold. Tri-town Forest Preserve. 409 acres, (2018), Miller Rd., North Stonington (301 acres) o Brand Rd., Preston (33 acres) Rear, Glasgo Rd., Griswold (75 acres) The Aurelie and Stanley Boyd Tract. 54 acres (2018), 367 Rixtown Road in Griswold. Linnea Richardson Preserve 20.54 acres (2010) 299 Richardson Hill Rd., Griswold. Rugged scenic uplands of Rixtown Mountain with intermittent stream below, and old rock quarry Peltiers’ Lost Pond 45.58 acres (2010) 299 Richardson Hill Rd., Griswold. Rugged undulating uplands and scenic wetlands. Last updated: April, 2019 NORTH STONINGTON / STONINGTON Anguilla Brook Preserve - Northern Headwaters (North Stonington / Stonington) Year: 2004 Acres: 63.57 Lat.:41°25'16.5" Long.:71°52'13.5" North Anguilla Road, immediately north of North Stonington-Stonington Town Line, end of Farm Pond Road, Miner Pentway, and southwest corner of intersection of North Anguilla Road and Route 184. Five tracts in North Stonington: • Farm Pond Tract 1, 14.87 acres (2004) - east side of North Anguilla Road. Forested wetlands. • Farm Pond Tract 2, 12.56 acres (2004) - end of Farm Pond Road via right of way. Mostly wetlands. • Farm Pond Tract 3, 3.6 acres (2004) - west side of North Anguilla Road. • Farm Pond Tract 4, 0.94 acres (2004) - triangle at Miner Pentway. • Peter & Virginia Coope Tract, 9.6 acres (2005). Corner of Rt. 184 and North Anguilla Road. Wooded lot with mature hardwoods and two small ponds, one with cattails. Headwaters of Anguilla Brook. One tract in Stonington: • Anguilla Estates Tract 1, 22 acres (2004) Miner Pentway. Deciduous forest, wetlands and gravel ridge on Anguilla Brook PRESTON / NORTH STONINGTON Hollowell Brook Preserve Year : 1995 Acres: 8.28 Lat.:41°31'51.5" Long.:71°57'56.2" 422 and 426 Route 165 just east of intersection with Route 164. Park on Rte 165. Partially wooded wetland and upland with hayfield on Preston / North Stonington border. Mitchell Preserve & Reed Woodlands Year: 1989 Acres: 244.68 Lat.:41°30'44.8" Long.:71°57'19.7" Six contiguous properties extending between Preston and North Stonington. Approximately 2.5 miles of hiking trails. • Eleanor & Flood Reed Memorial Woodlands, 111.08 acres (1989) Hardwood forest with rugged topography; cedar- topped rock outcrops and promontories; old pond and meandering stream (Main Brook). • Gibson / McKain Songbird Preserve, 9.22 acres (2008) Wetland songbird habitat. • Jean & Hobart Mitchell Preserve, 74.97 acres (2000) Second growth hardwood forest with rocky knolls, intermittent streams, and portion of Main Brook • Green Falls Five Tract , 4.98 acres (2009) Wetland songbird habitat. • Greenwood Tract, 24.22 acres (2001) wooded upland. • Main Brook Preserve 20.21 acres (2005) Wetland and steep slopes on some lots east of preserve. Two trailheads / access points: • Near 371 Northwest Corner Road (right side) in North Stonington • Lake of Isles Road Last updated: April, 2019 PRESTON Blueberry Hill Preserve Year: 1995 Acres: 5.5 Lat.:41°32'35.6" Long.:72°02'28.7" 101 Roosevelt venue xtension near corner with Roosevelt Avenue. Mature, deciduous woodlands and swamp; some pines on higher ground. Choate Brook Preserve Year: 2005 Acres: 0.8 Lat.:41°32'53.0" Long.:72°00'38.9" 145 Old Jewett City Road between River Road and Stanton Lane. Wooded parcel on east side of Choate Brook. Salvatore DiFrancesca Tract. Poquetanuck Sedge Beds Lat.:41°29'11.6" Long.:72°02'49.5" Year:1980 Acres: 1.5 Access by water only, 163 Route 2A, 0.75 miles west of Route 117. Tidal estuarine marsh. Preston Nature Preserve Year:1989 Acres: 55.7 Lat.:41°32'07.6" Long.: 71°58'37.4" Year:1989 Acres: 55.7 South side of Krug Road 0.6 miles west of Jewett City Road. Two trails featuring varied land features and vegetation, including two hills , a valley, hardwood and cedar forest, brushland, meadows, pastures, swamps and ponds. Well-established trail system with bridges.. Hallowell Brook Preserve and Mitchell Preserve are listed in the North Stonington/Preston section. Tritown Preserve is listed in the North Stonington/Preston/ Griswold section. Last updated: April, 2019 SST STONINGTON Deane Avery Preserve Year:2013 Acres: 1.53 Lat.:41°25'07.6" Long.:71°56'27.5" Northeasterly side of Wolf Neck Road, between 106 and 128. Sloping wooded hillside with cedars. Broad Street Property Year:2005 Acres: .08 Lat.:41°22'27.7" Long.:71°50'54.5" Wooded wetland parcel near shopping center on Route 1. Marjorie Stanton Middleton Collier Preserve Year:1999 Acres:33.82 Lat.:41°23'13.2" Long.:71°57'10.4" South side of west end of Pequot Trail in Old Mystic; approximately 0.5 mile from intersection with Route 27. Two Tracts: • Collier Preserve - 30 acres - 1999: Deciduous woodlands, dense thickets, and rugged wetlands. • Robert B. Acker Tract - 3.82 acres - 2001: Wooded parcel east of Collier Preserve. Continental Marsh Year: 1978 Acres: 9.86 Lat.:41°20'04.8" Long.:71°51.295' East side of Barn Island Wildlife Management Area. Access end of paved section of Brucker Pentway. Foot trail to marsh overview Trails are present, but no map is available at this time. Limited access onto marsh to protect fragile shoreline habitat. “Last of the natural tidal estuaries.” Cottrell Marsh Year:1993 Acres: 46.7 Lat.:41°20'24.6" Long.:71°57'11.2" Both sides of Latimer Point Road, south of railroad tracks. Access onto marsh restricted to protect fragile habitat. Salt marsh and some higher wooded areas. Deans Mills Wildlife Corridor • Deans Mill Farm Preserve Year:1993 Acres: 14 Lat.:41°22'14.1" Long.:71°56'01.6" Signed access and trail from White Cedar Swamp entrance on Jerry Browne Road Mature, mixed hardwood forest with some intermittent wetlands. • Perkins Wildlife Corridor Year: 1988 Acres: 3.98 Lat.:41°21'56.8" Long.:71°56'18.3" South side of Jerry Browne Road, 0.5 mile east of Pequotsepos Road. Open hardwood forest; some wetlands. Trail head on Jerry Browne Road connects via orange trail to a loop in Pequotsepos Preserve to DPNC complex and also acroos Jerry Browne Rd. to White Cedar Swamp/Deans Mills Farm Preserve.  Pequotsepos Preserve Year: 1982 Acres: 19 Lat.:41°21'59.7"Long.:71°56'34.0" Accessible from Perkins Wildlife Corridor and Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. Red maple swamp and uplands, approximately 0.5 mile trail. • White Cedar Swamp Year: 1992 Acres: 4.71 Lat.:41°21'53.6" Long.:71°56'13.0" Trail head parking north side of Jerry Browne Road across from Perkins Wildlife Corridor. Western boundary of Aquarion Water Company property and reservoir. Trail continues into adjoining Deans Mill Farm Preserve. Small White Cedar Swamp, endangered habitat. Long corridor along ledges, above reservoir and into upland woods Anguilla Brook Preserve - Bird Land Tract (Stonington) Year: 2011 Acres 15.2 Lat.:41°21'35.1" Long:71°52'01.7" Access via narrow corridor on north side of Greenhaven Road immediately prior to RR bridge, parallel to Amtrak right-of-way. Wetlands with informal trails. Last updated: April, 2019 SST Dodge Paddock/Beal Preserve Year: 1980 Acres: 3.68 Lat.:41°19'58.9" Long.:71°54'13.9" Dodge Paddock - 2.6 acres (1980); Beal Preserve 1.08 acres (1981) Stonington Borough, parking at eastern terminus of Wall Street (CT DEEP Coastal Access site). Open meadow with sea wall and walking trail (approximately 0.1 mile) on Little Narragansett Bay; rocky shoreline; salt marsh restoration in progress; site of former States Pottery. John and Caroline Enright Preserve Year: 2002 Acres: 0.24 Lat.:41°20'10.3" Long.:71°50'33.9" South of Greenhaven Road, west of Riverside Drive. Small wooded lot with vernal wetlands. Fennerswood Year:1984 Acres: 93.14 Lat.:41°22'16.8" Long.:71°54'14.7" Five Tracts located both sides of North Main Street just south of junction with Pequot Trail. Also access from end of Heritage Drive cul-de-sac. • West Tract - 26 acres - 1984: Woodlands and four small fields maintained as open meadow. Trailhead on the west side of North Main Street. Runs along Stony Brook. • East Tract - 17 acres - 1986: Young mapleforest, some wet areas, and portion of mowed hayfield. • Daukas Tract - 8.33 acres - 1995: Redmaple swamp and wetlands. • Southeast Open Space - 36.51 acres - 1996: Red maple swamp and deciduouswoodlands • O'Neil Tract - 5.3 acres - 1999: Marsh with some lightly wooded area and marsh. Hewitt Road Preserve Year: 2011 Acres: 2.3 Lat.:41°20'58.9" Long.:71°57'13.1" Two lots east side of Hewitt Road, Mystic. Coastal shrub land habitat. No trails. Hinckley Hill Preserve Year: 2005 Acres: 18.15 Lat.:41°23'02.4"Long.:71°51'33.9" North side of Pequot Trail, ~0.6 mile east of North Anguilla Road on north side of Stonington Meadows Subdivision. No trails. Two Tracts: • Pequot Trail, 14.05 acres. • Pequot Court, 4.1 acres. Both tracts are wooded wetlands with wetlands. Hoffman Evergreen Preserve Year: 1976 Acres: 198.62 Lat.:41°25'22.7" Long.:71°55'55.2" Route 201, approximately 2 miles north of CT Rte 184 just before North Stonington line. Roadside parking at signed trailhead. Mixed evergreen and hardwood forest. Some wetlands. Extensive trail network. • Hoffman Tract - 142.12 acres - 1976: Hemlock, pine, tamarack, and spruce plantation among deciduous woodland species. • Stimpson Settlement - 3.12 acres - 1997: Seventy-five foot wide strip along northern side of Hoffman Tract. • Allied Tract - 53.5 acres - 2013. Knox Family Farm Preserve Year: 2007 Acres: 26.78 Lat.:41°20'41.8" Long.: 71°55'41.6" Parking on north shoulder of Route 1 at entrance to Darling Hill Farm (337-339 Stonington Road). Access to preserve is via a right of way on private property. Approximately 2 miles of loop trails. Wooded area with kettle hole pond, boulder moraine, glacial erratic and frontage on east side of upper Quiambaug Cove. Kayak access. Knox Preserve Year:1985 Acres:16.7 Lat.:41°20'26.1" Long.:71°56'24.4" South side of Wilcox Road ~200 feet south of Route 1. Abutting Quiambaug Cove. Short trails, approximately 0.5 miles total. Former farmland with old orchards and stone walls with small brackish pond. Purple martin colony site. Kayak access. Lambs Way Preserve Year: 2005 Acres: 16.04 Lat.:41°20'35.0" Long.:71°56'39.6" Access from right side of curve at lower end of Lamb’s Way near Quiambaug Fire Station. Open area with view of Fishers Island Sound, wooded areas with some steep slopes. Wooded wetland in northeast corner. No trails. Last updated: April, 2019 STONINGTON (CONT.) McKinley Preserve Year: 1994 Acres: 5.78 Lat.:41°22'05.0" Long.:71°53'12.2" Entrance corridor east side of Farmholme Road directly opposite Barnes Road. Narrow wooded entry corridor from roadside, along stone walls and impressive rocky ledge into red maple swamp. No formal trails. Mistuxet Hill Preserve Year: 2013 Acres: 18.05 Lat.:41°21'38.6" Long.:71°57'16.9" Mistuxet Avenue. Access from Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center trail system. Rocky upland and some wetlands. No formal trails. Simone and Antonetta Norcia Preserve Year: 2000 Acres: 10.2 Lat.:41°21'50.6" Long.:71°50'48.2" Unsigned access on right-of-way from Hickory Lane, off of Johnson Street and unsigned access off Brannegan Drive southward extension. Old farmland in transition to brush with some treed areas. No formal trails. Paffard Marsh Preserve Year: 1969 Acres: 9.2 Lat.:41°21'06.1" Long.:71°53'31.9" North of Stonington-Westerly Road (Route 1) opposite Route 1A intersection. No access onto marsh to protect fragile habitat. Tidal marsh and small upland area bounded by tidal brook. Osprey nesting site. Paffard Woods Preserve Year: 2003 Acres: 62.16 Lat.:41°21'28.6" Long.:71°54'13.3" West side of North Main Street. Gravel parking area 0.5 mile north of Route 1. Diverse terrain ranging from heavily wooded glacial valley in north to coastal marsh on salt pond at southern extremity. Many glacial erratics, large trees, wetlands crossed by bridges, and hayfield. Approximately 1 mile of posted trails. Parker Brothers Preserve Year: 2012 Acres: 7.56 Lat.:41°20'14.1" Long.:71°50'16.4" Northwesterly side of River Road in Pawcatuck. Open areas, formerly gardens, orchards and arbors. Some are still present. Wetlands and dense thickets to the west. Short trail to evergreen grove. Peck /Callahan Preserve  Callahan Preserve Year: 1981 Acres 8 Lat.:41°23'54.4" Long.:71°56'05.1" Northeast of terminus of Prentice Williams Road; north of Pequot Trail between Routes 27 and I-95. Wooded upland, fairly rugged and rocky. • Einna Peck Preserve Year: 1970 Acres 25.78 Lat.:41°23'45.8" Long.:71°56'10.4" Northeast of terminus of Prentice Williams Road; north of Pequot Trail between Routes 27 and I-95. Rugged rocky uplands with vernal pool, red maple swamp and marsh and rocky stream crossing. Peck / Callahan Preserve is the site of the 2013 federally-funded New England Cottontail Habitat Restoration Project. It will be managed as a young forest. No public access. Pequotsepos Brook Preserve Year: 1988 Acres: 44 Lat.:41°22'03.4" Long.:71°57'04.2" East of Maritime Drive, Mystic. Access from Maritime Drive across from Monsanto (Dekalb) parking area and from end of Pequotsepos Center Rd. Access to entire system trail head from Aquarium overflow parking area on Maritime Drive (6 reserved parking spaces on NE corner of lot). Upland hardwood forest, small fields with succession cedars, small wetland pockets, vernal pools; stone walls and stone bridges crossing brook. Denison- Pequotsepos Nature Center’s Stone Bridges Trail connects the Aquarium auxiliary parking lot with Denison Homestead through this preserve. Perry Natural Area Year: 1982 Acres: 68.2 Lat.:41°24'47.8" Long.:71°52'03.9" East side of North Anguilla Road. Northern boundary is Stonington-North Stonington town line. Several interconnected loop trails totaling approximately 1.8 miles. Former farmland and homestead with old walls, stone cairns, foundations and an old cemetery. Mostly upland deciduous woods with evergreen grove. Last updated: April, 2019 STONINGTON (CONT.) Ram Point Year: 1969 Acres: 4.6 Lat.:41°19'44.4" Long.:71°58'35.0" Southwesterly peninsular tip of Mason’s Island along Mystic River. Rocky and sandy shore. Water access only. Simmons Preserve Year: 1985 Acres: 0.5 Lat.:41°20'34.5" Long.:71°54'17.3" Northwest corner of the intersection of North Main and Palmer Streets. Open meadow area on salt marsh edge of Quanaduck Cove. Water access allowed. Stony Brook Preserve Year: 1996 Acres: 9.12 Lat.:41°23'27.2" Long.:71°54'14.3" South side of Sommers Lane just west of Taugwonk Road. No formal trails. Red maple swamp and wooded uplands. Wamphassuc Neck Marshes • Lords View Marsh Year:1987 Acres: 6.59 Lat.:41°20'20.2" Long.:71°55'52.8" East side of Noyes Avenue, just north of Amtrak right- of-way. Marsh and some hardwood forest. • Platt Marsh Year: 1986 Acres: 5.79 Lat.:41°20'31.4" Long.:71°55'22.0" West side of Wamphassuc Road, south of Route1, north of Amtrak right-of-way. Tidal saltwater marsh in one branch and freshwater swamp in the other. • Marcia Woolworth Porter Preserve Year: 2000 Acres: 40.32 Lat.:41°20'07.9" Long.:71°55'14.9" West side of Wamphassuc Road. Enter just south of railroad tracks or overview area farther south on same road (CT DEEP Coastal Access site). No access onto marsh to protect fragile habitat. Saltwater marsh and inland wetlands and two wooded “islands” running nearly the length of the marsh. • Stillman Marsh Year: 1992 Acres:14.06 Lat.:41°20'28.9" Long.: 71°55'38.1" Connects Lords View Marsh and Platt Marsh. Cattail marsh and uplands. Wequetequock Cove Preserve Year: 2011 Acres: 16.8 Lat.:41°21'07.3" Long.:71°52'45.1" Off Palmer Neck Road west side, several wall openings/bar-ways. No access during bird nesting/breeding except along road frontage for bird observation. Mowed trail around edges. Open grassland habitat with 1,000 feet of frontage on Wequetequock Cove. Managed as grassland habitat by CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP). Woodlot Sanctuary Year: 2017 Acres: 28.9 Lat 41.3687058 Long: 71.9234375 West side Pellegrino Road Mostly upland woods with wetlands on both north and south borders. Interesting rocky glacial features and stone walls. Some well established trail loops. Maps to be created. Off street parking planned. Last updated: April, 2019 OTHER TOWNS SOUTHOLD, NY South Dumpling Island Year: 1981 Acres 2.87 Lat.:41°16'57.0" Long.:72°00'58.0" Access by water only. Island located at western end of Fishers Island Sound, 1.5 nautical miles south-southeast of Groton Long Point. Bluff with rock shore and beach on southeasterly corner; basswood and sassafras grove, seashore shrubbery, some open areas; abundant shore birds. Heron, egret, and cormorant rookery; few trees. WESTERLY, RI / STONINGTON, CT Sandy Point Nature Preserve Year: 1982 Acres: 35 Lat.:41°19'46.2" Long.:71°53'31.4" Access by water only. Barrier island in Little Narragansett Bay, east of Stonington Point and north of Napatree Point. A 1.5 mile long barrier island comprising 4 acres in CT and 31 acres in RI and surrounded by shifting sand bars. Managed as a wildlife sanctuary. Portions or areas closed to public during the nesting season. Significant migratory bird habitat and horseshoe crab breeding site. No dogs allowed. Island is managed by USFWS as part of Stuart B McKinney National Wildlife Refuge. Last updated: April, 2019 CONSERVATION EASEMENTS A conservation easement (CE) or conservation restriction (CR) is a permanent deed restriction written to achieve certain conservation purposes. These written documents are recorded with a town’s registry of deeds and are binding on all future owners of a parcel. Any parcel for which either a CE or CR exists is considered private property and therefore not open for public access unless specifically stated in the document. Avalonia holds CEs or CRs on the following properties, and is responsible for their annual compliance review GRISWOLD Pfizer Conservation Restriction Year:2003 Acres: 73.58 Lat.:41°34'41.7" Long.: 71°53'24.0" South side of Voluntown Road southeast of intersection with Route 201. Non-development restriction. No public access permitted. Woods and old corn fields. Robe Conservation Restriction Year: 2012 Acres: 40.06 Lat.:41°31'10.9" Long.:71°53'10.3" 2480 Glasgo Road (Route 201) - east side. Woodlands on Ashwillet Brook, a tributary of Billings Brook, abutting Burleson Woodlands and Pachaug State Forest. No public access. GROTON Betty J. Chapman Conservation Restriction Year:1999 Acres: 16.59 Lat.:41°20'34.8" Long.:71°59'47.2" Conservation restriction on Fishtown Road. No public access permitted. Wooded area draining into Beebe Pond. Protected wetlands. Leuba Conservation Easement Year:1999 Acres: 5.01 Lat.:41°22'00.9" Long.:71°58'26.9" Traditional landscape view from High Street toward Mystic River. No public access permitted. NORWICH / SPRAGUE Norwich/Sprague Conservation Restriction Year : 2007 Acres: 451.29 Lat.:41°35'27.5" Long.:72°04'35.1" Conservation restriction. Access is restricted to Avalonia led outings. Fields, woodlands and wetlands on Sprague/ Norwich border. PRESTON Broad Brook Conservation Easement Year:1986 Acres1.5 Lat.:41°33'14.1" Long.:71°58'13.6" Along stream beside 459, 463, 465, and 499 Rte 164, approximately 1.7 miles north of Shetucket Turnpike. Conservation easement along 870 feet of south bank of Broad Brook to protect the brook and allow continued public fishing access. Main Brook Conservation Easement Year:2005 Acres 3.59 Lat.:41°30'04.8" Long.:71°57'58.9" Wetlands and steep slopes on some lots west of Preserve. No public access permitted. PRESTON / NORTH STONINGTON Hollowell Brook Conservation Easement Year:1995 Acres1.62 Lat.:41°31'42.5" Long.:71°58'01.0" Conservation easement on east side of properties at 7 and 11 Tyler Road. Abuts Hollowell Preserve. No public access permitted. STONINGTON Alice Chase Streeter Conservation Easement Year: 2001 Acres 13.4 Lat.:41° 21.682 Long.:71° 54.595' Conservation easement on private property. No public access permitted. Southwest corner of Woodlands west of south end of Silvia’s Pond. Anguilla Brook Conservation Easement Year: 2004 Acres: 2.75 acres Lat.:41°24'50.5" Long.:71°52'16.2" Protective agreement on western portion of Lot 6, the area west of gravel Miner Pentway from curve to paved Miner Pentway. Public access to gravel ridge only. Last updated: April, 2019 CONSERVATION EASEMENTS (CON'T.) STONINGTON (CON'T.) Dodges Island "Dumpling" Conservation Easement Year:1990 Acres: 1.5 Lat.:41°19'51.8" Long.:71°57'13.0" Conservation easement on "Dumpling" north of Dodges Island. Access for Avalonia members is permitted. Fisher’s Island Sound, south of Latimer Point, north of Dodges Island. Pequotsepos Brook Conservation Easement Year:1988 Acres: 2 Lat.:41°22'10.3" Long.:71°56'59.4" Non-Disturbance Easement. Protective agreement along eastern side of Lot 3 on Maritime Drive, protects 625 feet on both sides of Pequotsepos Brook. Public access permitted. Last updated: April, 2019
Lantern Hill is a 491 foot summit in North Stonington, Connecticut. There are a few different trails in the area, with the main two being the Lantern Hill Trail, indicated by the red arrowhead, and the Narragansett Trail, which is marked by the standard Connecticut blue trail marking. Lantern Hill itself is one end point of the 16-mile Narragansett Trail. What Makes It Great Lantern Hill is best known for the fantastic views from the top of the surrounding greenery of North Stonington. After reaching the summit there are multiple areas on either side of the hill that offer secluded views over Lantern Hill pond and outwards, including a very clear view of Foxwoods Casino. Depending on the day, you may even be able to see the ocean from the south side of the hill. I enjoy Lantern Hill for its short but steep trails, which make for a challenging and, after reaching the top, rewarding hiking experience, while not taking very much time. There are, unfortunately, a few unavoidable drawbacks to this hiking location: first, there is very limited parking. In the warmer months it may be difficult to find a spot, and you might have to drive down the road a bit and walk back to the entrance. Second, the road can be busy and is also to some degree visible and audible at different points of the hike, which some may find distracting or annoying. Who is Going to Love It Climbing to the summit and back does not take long, as the trail itself is fairly short. That being said, reaching the vista is still challenging at times. The trail has points at which it is extremely steep, and at times follows dangerously close to the edge of the cliff. While offering a wonderful view of the pond, it is important to be ever vigilant of loose rocks and leaves that could easily result in a very serious injury if not given the proper respect. Still, hikers like myself, who are especially fond of steep climbs and rewarding views, will love Lantern Hill. If you are looking for a shorter, steeper hike, Lantern Hill is the place for you. Directions, Parking, & Regulations The main parking area leads directly to all the trails. The parking area is actually not along Lantern Hill Rd, but Wintechog Hill Rd, on the other side of the hill and pond. Coming from Norwich or North Stonington CT, take route 2 down to Foxwoods Blvd, then turn onto Wintechog Hill Rd, parking on the right. From Ledyard, take 214.
Lantern Hill
Lantern Hill is a 491 foot summit in North Stonington, Connecticut. There are a few different trails in the area, with the main two being the Lantern Hill Trail, indicated by the red arrowhead, and the Narragansett Trail, which is marked by the standard Connecticut blue trail marking. Lantern Hill itself is one end point of the 16-mile Narragansett Trail. What Makes It Great Lantern Hill is best known for the fantastic views from the top of the surrounding greenery of North Stonington. After reaching the summit there are multiple areas on either side of the hill that offer secluded views over Lantern Hill pond and outwards, including a very clear view of Foxwoods Casino. Depending on the day, you may even be able to see the ocean from the south side of the hill. I enjoy Lantern Hill for its short but steep trails, which make for a challenging and, after reaching the top, rewarding hiking experience, while not taking very much time. There are, unfortunately, a few unavoidable drawbacks to this hiking location: first, there is very limited parking. In the warmer months it may be difficult to find a spot, and you might have to drive down the road a bit and walk back to the entrance. Second, the road can be busy and is also to some degree visible and audible at different points of the hike, which some may find distracting or annoying. Who is Going to Love It Climbing to the summit and back does not take long, as the trail itself is fairly short. That being said, reaching the vista is still challenging at times. The trail has points at which it is extremely steep, and at times follows dangerously close to the edge of the cliff. While offering a wonderful view of the pond, it is important to be ever vigilant of loose rocks and leaves that could easily result in a very serious injury if not given the proper respect. Still, hikers like myself, who are especially fond of steep climbs and rewarding views, will love Lantern Hill. If you are looking for a shorter, steeper hike, Lantern Hill is the place for you. Directions, Parking, & Regulations The main parking area leads directly to all the trails. The parking area is actually not along Lantern Hill Rd, but Wintechog Hill Rd, on the other side of the hill and pond. Coming from Norwich or North Stonington CT, take route 2 down to Foxwoods Blvd, then turn onto Wintechog Hill Rd, parking on the right. From Ledyard, take 214.
Beaches
In general, beaches in Connecticut are all located on Long Island Sound which is generally calm water, little surf with sandy bottoms - ideal for swimming. Some beaches are in parks-preserve areas and are unattended by lifeguards and have no facilities such as in Bluff Point in Groton, CT. The Ocean Beach facility in New London also features a large public pool, water slides, a boardwalk area and food services. Paid parking is limited. For those who love a big surf beach, they are largely located in Rhode Island on the open Atlantic Ocean. East Beach in Watch Hill, RI is beautiful and borders many exclusive waterfront homes in that area so there is limited parking and sometimes difficult to access without a long walk. The famous Ocean House Hotel has a great lunch on the deck overlooking the beach and may offer guests and diners discounted parking for a day....call to be sure! East Beach continues further north and connects to Misquamicut State Beach (the largest) which features bathhouses, lifeguards, and parking. There are many businesses along the beaches including restaurants, arcades, water slides, snack bars, motels and retail stores. There is no shade on the beach or in the parking lots so be sure to bring umbrellas, window shades for your car and a good hat!
Located in Madison on the shoreline of Long Island Sound, this is Connecticuts largest park featuring a 2.5 mile beach. Amenities include boat ramp, fishing areas, grassy camping sites, hiking paths, state park bathhouse facilities and lots of space to roam. This park is great for families with plenty of pavilions for picnics and barbecues. The Beach is well maintained and has calm Long Island Sound water with no surf or undertow - excellent for little children.
29
preporuka/e lokalaca
Hammonasset Beach State Park
1288 Boston Post Road
29
preporuka/e lokalaca
Located in Madison on the shoreline of Long Island Sound, this is Connecticuts largest park featuring a 2.5 mile beach. Amenities include boat ramp, fishing areas, grassy camping sites, hiking paths, state park bathhouse facilities and lots of space to roam. This park is great for families with plenty of pavilions for picnics and barbecues. The Beach is well maintained and has calm Long Island Sound water with no surf or undertow - excellent for little children.
Located in Westerly, Rhode Island this is the largest open ocean State Beach.
32
preporuka/e lokalaca
Misquamicut State Beach
32
preporuka/e lokalaca
Located in Westerly, Rhode Island this is the largest open ocean State Beach.
Located in Old Lyme, CT.
Rocky Neck State Park Bathing Beach
Located in Old Lyme, CT.
Located in beautiful Watch Hill, RI where many notable celebrities in the early 1900s built large seaside houses and where the famous Ocean House Hotel is located. Now rebuilt and expanded to include residences, a spectacular restaurant and access to East Beach
6
preporuka/e lokalaca
East Beach
6
preporuka/e lokalaca
Located in beautiful Watch Hill, RI where many notable celebrities in the early 1900s built large seaside houses and where the famous Ocean House Hotel is located. Now rebuilt and expanded to include residences, a spectacular restaurant and access to East Beach
A private little beach at the end of Stonington Borough, some sandy bottom and some rocky. Requires payment for entry. No amenities except portable toilets.
14
preporuka/e lokalaca
DuBois Beach
14
preporuka/e lokalaca
A private little beach at the end of Stonington Borough, some sandy bottom and some rocky. Requires payment for entry. No amenities except portable toilets.
Nice calm beach on Long Island Sound is great for families with picnic pavilions, shower house, pool, water slide and food service.
Ocean Beach
Nice calm beach on Long Island Sound is great for families with picnic pavilions, shower house, pool, water slide and food service.
Food Markets
Convenient gourmet market offering custom made sandwiches, deli goods, soups and salads, prepared meals to go, bread, pastries, coffees, breakfast sandwiches and a variety of gourmet goods (condiments, sauces, pastas, spreads, crackers etc.)
9
preporuka/e lokalaca
Mystic Market East
63 Williams Avenue
9
preporuka/e lokalaca
Convenient gourmet market offering custom made sandwiches, deli goods, soups and salads, prepared meals to go, bread, pastries, coffees, breakfast sandwiches and a variety of gourmet goods (condiments, sauces, pastas, spreads, crackers etc.)
Big Y Supermarket is conveniently located across the street (US route 1) from the rental cottage. Great variety of produce, breads, meats, seafood and everything else you expect in a large New England supermarket. There is a floral department and they even sell bundles of firewood.
13
preporuka/e lokalaca
Big Y World Class Market
Stonington Road
13
preporuka/e lokalaca
Big Y Supermarket is conveniently located across the street (US route 1) from the rental cottage. Great variety of produce, breads, meats, seafood and everything else you expect in a large New England supermarket. There is a floral department and they even sell bundles of firewood.
Best fish and seafood market close by to Latimer Point. Great deal on precooked steamed and cracked lobsters to go. Lots of prepared items like chowders, spreads, crab cakes and pickled herring are also usually in stock.
Sea Well Seafood Mystic
106 Masons Island Rd
Best fish and seafood market close by to Latimer Point. Great deal on precooked steamed and cracked lobsters to go. Lots of prepared items like chowders, spreads, crab cakes and pickled herring are also usually in stock.
Butcher shop and restaurant...great meats and rotisserie chickens and more.
17
preporuka/e lokalaca
Grass & Bone
24 E Main St
17
preporuka/e lokalaca
Butcher shop and restaurant...great meats and rotisserie chickens and more.
Food Scene in Stonington
Our local go to, never fail favorites!
Waterside at the Dodson's Marina in Stonington Borough. Great Bar, BBQ, seafood and creative fusion cuisine.
23
preporuka/e lokalaca
Dog Watch Cafe
194 Water St
23
preporuka/e lokalaca
Waterside at the Dodson's Marina in Stonington Borough. Great Bar, BBQ, seafood and creative fusion cuisine.
Similar to the original restaurant but conveniently located across US route 1 from the rental cottage. Great outdoor seating areas and creative menu for all palates. Eat in or take away.
Dog Watch Mystic
20 Stonington Road
Similar to the original restaurant but conveniently located across US route 1 from the rental cottage. Great outdoor seating areas and creative menu for all palates. Eat in or take away.
Great Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. Dine in the bar, dining room or out on the sidewalk. Local seafood with a Portugese twist, great comfort foods, soups, salads and incredible desserts.
21
preporuka/e lokalaca
Noah's
113 Water Street
21
preporuka/e lokalaca
Great Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. Dine in the bar, dining room or out on the sidewalk. Local seafood with a Portugese twist, great comfort foods, soups, salads and incredible desserts.
Cozy New England style oyster bar featuring a wide variety of seafood, steaks, pork and poultry. The seared sea scallops and crispy duck breast on garlic mashed potatoes is hard to beat! Call in advance - local favorite for happy hour and is always full on weekends.
10
preporuka/e lokalaca
Water Street Cafe
143 Water Street
10
preporuka/e lokalaca
Cozy New England style oyster bar featuring a wide variety of seafood, steaks, pork and poultry. The seared sea scallops and crispy duck breast on garlic mashed potatoes is hard to beat! Call in advance - local favorite for happy hour and is always full on weekends.
Formerly Skippers Dock, Breakwater is located on the harbor and features great seafood dishes and a whole lot more. Recommended for lunch on a sunny day for a perfect afternoon watching locals sail and fishing trawlers go out to sea. Try the classic sailor's Dark n Stormy cocktail (Black rum, ginger beer and lime).
14
preporuka/e lokalaca
BREAKWATER
66 Water Street
14
preporuka/e lokalaca
Formerly Skippers Dock, Breakwater is located on the harbor and features great seafood dishes and a whole lot more. Recommended for lunch on a sunny day for a perfect afternoon watching locals sail and fishing trawlers go out to sea. Try the classic sailor's Dark n Stormy cocktail (Black rum, ginger beer and lime).
If you want to avoid the crowds in Mystic and want a no-nonsense meal with large portions and great pizza this is the place. A friendly Greek family-owned business that has grown into a nice, clean, spacious restaurant. Try the oven toasted meatball grinder, calamari with peppers, mousaka eggplant pizza - its all good and you will be stuffed!
7
preporuka/e lokalaca
Stonington Pizza Palace
530 Stonington Road
7
preporuka/e lokalaca
If you want to avoid the crowds in Mystic and want a no-nonsense meal with large portions and great pizza this is the place. A friendly Greek family-owned business that has grown into a nice, clean, spacious restaurant. Try the oven toasted meatball grinder, calamari with peppers, mousaka eggplant pizza - its all good and you will be stuffed!
Breakfast Favs in Mystic
Great big breakfasts for the hungry and hung-over. Enjoy large omelets, blueberry pancakes, waffles, steak and eggs and my favorite Eggs Benedict. Great for families and fast service.
The Mystic Diner & Restaurant
253 Greenmanville Ave
Great big breakfasts for the hungry and hung-over. Enjoy large omelets, blueberry pancakes, waffles, steak and eggs and my favorite Eggs Benedict. Great for families and fast service.
Kitchen Little has been serving up comfort food breakfasts for 30 years and is consistently good. My personal favorite is the crab, cream cheese, asparagus omelet served with raisin-cinnamon toast and a big mug of rich black coffee. Easy to get to - just minutes from our rental cottage on Mason's Island up the road.
18
preporuka/e lokalaca
Kitchen Little
36 Quarry Road
18
preporuka/e lokalaca
Kitchen Little has been serving up comfort food breakfasts for 30 years and is consistently good. My personal favorite is the crab, cream cheese, asparagus omelet served with raisin-cinnamon toast and a big mug of rich black coffee. Easy to get to - just minutes from our rental cottage on Mason's Island up the road.
Located in the old train depot in Mystic featuring great varietal coffees and nice homemade breakfast sandwiches, omelets, scrambles, fresh bakery items, pancakes and combo plates. Small and intimate space with outdoor seating - eat breakfast and catch a train to Boston or NYC!
Mystic Depot Roasters
2 Roosevelt Ave
Located in the old train depot in Mystic featuring great varietal coffees and nice homemade breakfast sandwiches, omelets, scrambles, fresh bakery items, pancakes and combo plates. Small and intimate space with outdoor seating - eat breakfast and catch a train to Boston or NYC!