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AVALONIA PROPERTY LISTING: Here is a list of all Avalonia Properties. This includes basic address, GPS location and a brief description of the preserve and trails if present. We update this listing yearly as needed.

WANT DIRECTIONS? Here is a link to GOOGLE MAPS to all our preserves for locations and directions.

All Avalonia preserves are open to the public from dawn to dusk. Many have trails and maps are available on line and are usually posted on the preserve. To spare trees and avoid litter, we do not provide paper maps but any mobile device will allow you to access a map from the website. Some preserves may have restrictions to protect fragile habitats or nesting species. These will be posted. Parking may be limited or on the roadside only, so please take care.

We ask that you enjoy passive recreation of all kinds, stay on trails as much as possible and keep dogs on leash to protect wildlife and habitats. Please review our VISITATION GUIDELINES here.

Please enjoy Avalonia’s gift to you, and let us know what you discover.

Avalonia's Hike & Seek

The following preserves are trailed and include maps and more details

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Griswold

griswoldGriswold Preserves

We have several properties in the town of Griswold, including Burleson Woodlands, Linnea Richardson Nature Preserve, Scola Preserve, Dutka Family Preserve, and Robe Conservation.

view map of Griswold Preserves

 

Groton

moore-woodlandsMoore Woodlands

The Moore Woodlands are off of Judson Ave. and Capstan Ave. and have hiking trails that connect with the Beebe Pond Loop Trail. preserve details / trail map

towns-end-headerTown’s End

Mature, mixed hardwood forest, with a narrow tidal marsh extending 900 feet along the edge of Beebe Cove. preserve details / trail map

 

Ledyard

pineswampheaderPine Swamp Wildlife Corridor

Protects one of southeastern Connecticut’s major Aquifers and comprises three major tracts with multiple sub-tracts. preserve details / trail map

averypreserveAvery Preserve

Located on both sides of Avery Hill Road, 0.75 miles north of Route 214. preserve details / trail map

Barrett Preserve

Open field, mature upland forest with laurel stands, towering tulip trees, rock ledges and intermittent streams. preserve details / trail map

 

North Stonington

reedpreserveheaderMitchell Preserve & Reed Woodlands

Six contiguous properties extending between Preston and North Stonington. Approximately 2.5 miles of hiking trails. preserve details / trail map

tefftweald-headerTefftweald at Birchenturn

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. preserve details / trail map

henne-headerD.R. Henne Memorial & Shunock Brook Preserves

Linked to Erisman Woodlands via Babcock Ridge, the Donald Henne Memorial Tract of the Shunock River Preserve together forms approximately 220 acres. preserve details / trail map

yannatos-headerYannatos Preserve

Clarks Falls Road on Green Falls River, 600 feet west of intersection with Denison Hill Road. preserve details / trail map

babcockridgeBabcock Ridge

Sloping , rocky uplands , high ridge vistas. Intermittent wetlands and vernal pool. Loop trail. preserve details

erismanwoodlandsErisman Woodlands

Mostly upland woods with loop trail crossing stream and heading up to babcock Ridge shared border and connecting trail. preserve details

Parke Memorial PreserveParke Memorial Preserve

This area is noted for its many mill sites along several rivers as they make their way to the bigger rivers flowing to the south. preserve details

 

Preston

preston-headerPreston Nature Preserve

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 0.5 mile trail system with bridges. preserve details / trail map

 

Stonington

hpslider1Fennerswood Preserve

Several tracts on both side of North Main Street. Trail head on west side, easy loop through woodlands, along fields and rocky ledges to Stony Brook. preserve details / trail map

knoxKnox Preserve

The Knox Preserve is accessible from Wilcox Road, off Route 1. The ocean-side preserve also abuts the Miner Cemetery – noted as being the oldest cemetery in Stonington. preserve details / trail map

dodgeheaderDodge Paddock / Beal Preserve

Open meadow with sea wall and walking trail (approximately 0.1 mile) on Little Narragansett Bay preserve details

hoffman-headerHoffman Evergreen Preserve

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. preserve details / trail map

pequotsepos-brook-headerPequotsepos Brook Preserve

Part of a trail system and larger greenway of additional lands held by the Denison Society and the Pequotsepos Nature Center. It can be accessed from Maritime Drive or by walking in from the trail heads on Mistuxet Ave. or entrance by West Marine store. This property protects the Pequotsepos Brook and contains an old quarry and historic stone bridges. preserve details / trail map

whitecedar-headerWhite Cedar Swamp & Deans Mill Preserve

Contains endangered White Cedar Swamp habitat and loop trail that follows along high ledges above reservoir and continues into upland woods. preserve details / trail map

perry-headerPerry Natural Area

East side of North Anguilla Road. Former farmland and homestead with old walls, stone cairns, foundations and an old cemetery. Mostly upland deciduous woods with evergreen grove. preserve details / trail map

paffardPaffard Woods

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. preserve details / trail map

knox-family-farm-headerKnox Family Farm

Access to preserve is via a right of way on private property. Approximately 0.5 miles of trails. Wooded area with kettle hole pond, boulder moraine and frontage on east side of upper Quiambaug Cove. Kayak access. preserve details / trail map

Simmons Preserve Stonington CTSimmons Preserve

Northwest corner of the intersection of North Main and Palmer Streets. Open meadow area on salt marsh edge of Quanaduck Cove. Water access allowed. preserve details

wequetequock cove preserveWequetequock Cove Preserve

Off Palmer Neck Road west side, several wall openings/bar-ways. preserve details

sandypointSandy Point Nature Preserve

Sandy Point Island is a beautiful 35 acre barrier island in Little Narragansett Bay, about 1.5 miles in length. Access is by water only and it is surrounded by shifting sand bars. preserve details

rampointRam Point

Access is by water with easy kayak landing. preserve details

woolworth-thumbMarcia Woolworth Porter Preserve

A small woodland path and boardwalk leads to a wide over-view of the salt marsh and water. preserve details