Oswegatchie Hills

This fungus was found growing in the middle of the trail in early March.

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Oswegatchie Hills
Town: East Lyme
Directions: From I-95, take Exit 74; right onto Route 161 south, follow for several miles until the entrance to Veterans Field, on your left (across from gas station). A nearby sign directs you to the trail entrance.
Where to Park: Park in the parking lot by the softball field.
Description: Several trails of various lengths, the longest of which is about 3 miles and moderately strenuous and hilly in spots.
Regulations: No motorized vehicles. Closed at sunset.
Amenities: None.
Natural Features: The preserve is largely comprised of two major rock ridges running north and south; between the ridges is the ravine gouged out by glaciers. Scenic views and wetlands throughout the area, including Clark Pond at the south entrance.
Fees: Free.
Good to know: Trails have been re-blazed recently. A new map can be found on the Friends Web site. There are five other entrances in addition to Veterans Field; consult Web site for locations
Owned by: East Lyme Land Trust Inc. 
More information: http://www.eastlymelandtrust.com/


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