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Connecticut's Quiet Corner
13 Canterbury Road, Suite 3 P.O. Box 145
Brooklyn, CT 06234-0145
Phone: 860.779.6383
Fax 860.779.6390
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Most trails are open to the public daily from dawn to dusk. See also PARKS & FORESTS


C. Vaughan Ferguson, Jr. Conservancy
Rte. 169. Red-blazed trails through the 78-acre preserve. Maintained by Wolf Den Land Trust.

Lester B. Williams Memorial Forest
Herrick Rd. A circular 1.5 mile blue-blazed trail maintained by E CT Forest Landowners Assoc. Trail map in mailbox at sign.

Milo Appley Showcase Nature Trail
Wolf Den Rd. (off Rte. 6), Easy 1.5 miles of trails through the conservation showcase. Maintained by Windham County Soil & Water Conservation District.


Trail Wood
93 Kenyon Rd. (off Rte. 97). Three miles of walking trails through the 168-acre property of former naturalist/author Edwin Way Teale. Guided walks, nature programs. Maintained by CT Audubon Society. Call for schedule (860)455-0759.


Quinebaug-Five Mile River Trail
Rte. 6 (at Main St., Danielson), Scenic 1-mile walk along the two rivers.


Albert E. Moss Forest
Rtes. 195 & 275 (Storrs). A wildlife and wildflower sanctuary, serving as an outdoor classroom for UConn students and as a nature wonderland for the general public.

Joshua's Tract Conservation & Historic Trust
P.O. Box 4, (Mansfield Center) Over 1500 acres of Forests and Meadows with walking trails in the Windham Region. Hours: Thursdays 1:30 PM 3:00 PM. (860)429-9023. K9.

Merrow Meadow Park
Merrow Rd. (off Rte. 32). Self-guided nature trail with educational stations. Handicap accessible for 1/3 mile. Maintained by Town of Mansfield.

Schoolhouse Brook Park
Clover Mill Rd. (off Rte. 195). A network of 18 walking or ski trails, including a portion of the blue-blazed Nipmuck trail through the 473 acres surrounding Bicentennial Pond. Maintained by Mansfield Recreation Dept. (860)429-3321.

Shelter Falls Park
Birch Rd. (off Rte. 44). Walk along moss-speckled, leaf-covered, rocky trail in 60-acre parcel with the Nelson and Cedar Swamp brooks falls. Maintained by Mansfield Recreation Dept.


Moosup Valley State Park Trail
River St. (off Rte. 14, Moosup). The rail beds create a scenic 8-mile trail from the Moosup River to the Rhode Island border.

Trolley Trail and Two Rivers Trail
Cady Ln. (off Rte. 14, Central Village). Two trails, approximately 1 mile each, in the Quinebaug Valley Trout Hatchery area offering great birding.


Connecticut Audubon - Bafflin Sanctuary
220 Day Rd. (off Rte. 169). Five miles of designated trails on 650+ acre property. Guided birdwalks, weekend workshops on gardening and wildlife. For schedule call (860)928-4041.

Dennis Farm
Dennis Rd. (off Rte. 97). Hike or ski-tour this pleasant 2-mile trail. Maintained by Nature Conservancy.

Wolf Den Trail
Mashamoquet Brook State Park (off Rte. 44). Trails lead to the famous wolf den where Revolutionary War General Israel Putnam is said to have slain the last wolf in Connecticut.

Also see, Walking Trails in Pomfret, Connecticut


Putnam River Trail
Kennedy Dr. (off Rte. 171). Paved 2-mile trail along the Quinebaug River with interpretive exhibits.


Rock Spring Wildlife Refuge
Rte. 97. Walk, hike or ski-tour through 3 miles of forest, fields and along the Little River. Maintained by Nature Conservancy.


Riverside Park
Riverside Dr./Rte. 12. A well lit, half-mile loop along the French River.


Laurel Sanctuary
Rte. 190. Leisurely walk amidst bowers of flowering laurel in June or July.


Air Line State Park Trail
Rte. 6 (behind bowling alley). Twenty-six mile scenic trail on the old rail line from Windham to Putnam. Various access points: James L. Goodwin Forest, Hampton or CT Audubon1s Bafflin Sanctuary, Pomfret, or behind Willi Bowl in N. Windham.


Air Line State Park Trail
Rte. 6 (behind bowling alley) Twenty-six mile scenic trail on the old rail line from Windham to Putnam. Various access points: James L. Goodwin Forest, Hampton or CT Audubon's Bafflin Sanctuary, Pomfret, or behind Willi Bowl in N. Windham. M10


Fenton-Ruby Park & Wildlife Preserve
Burma Rd. (off Moose Meadow Rd.). One-mile marked hiking trail through preserve.


Palmer Arboretum
Rte. 169 (behind Historical Society building). A short walk through interesting collection of trees and grove of old cypress.

Guided Walks & Hikes; call for schedule:
Hampton - Goodwin Conservation Center (860)455-9534
Mansfield - Mansfield Parks Advisory (860)429-3321
Mansfield (Storrs) - UConn - campus tours (860)486-4866
Pomfret - Bafflin Sanctuary/CT Audubon (860)928-4041
Hampton - Trail Wood/CT Audubon (860)455-0759

Sources for self-guided walks:
"Joshua's Tract Walk Book" published by Joshua's Tract Conservation and Historic Trust (860)429-9023
"Walk Guide" and "Wild Guide" published by Quinebaug-Shetucket Heritage Corridor (860)963-7226
"Day Packs" activity packets available at local libraries (860)855-2760

"Walking Weekend":
Over 50 guided walks throughout the region during the Columbus Day weekend.. For detailed brochure call  928-1228.