Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor

Trails at the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor in Ledyard.
Trails at the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor in Ledyard. Tim Martin/The Day

Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor

Town: Ledyard

Directions: To Whalehead Road entrance: Take I-95 to Route 12 north to right on Whalehead Road; after .3 miles turn left to stay on Whalehead Road.

To Vinegar Hill Road entrance: Take I-95 to Route 12 north to right on Long Cover Road to first left to stay on Long Cover Road to left on Vinegar Hill Road.

Where to Park: There is a parking area at Whalehead Road entrance and street parking at the Vinegar Hill Road entrance.

Description: There are four marked trails through about 325 acres of wetlands, shrub and forest habitats. The area includes the aquifer for a water system that serves 800 homes.

Regulations: Open sunrise to sunset; dogs must be on a leash no longer than 7 feet at all times; passive recreational uses – hiking, birdwatching, photography – are permitted.

Amenities: None.

Natural Features: Several ponds, wetlands and vernal pools that provide good habitat for amphibians and other wildlife; area has been mostly undisturbed since Colonial times.

Fees: Free. Users of properties are encouraged to become members of Avalonia, as there are costs associated with maintenance. Membership forms are available at http://www.avalonialandconservancy.org/DONORS-MEMBERSINFO.html

Owned by: Avalonia Land Conservancy

More information: www.avalonialandconservancy.org

Trails at the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor in Ledyard.
Trails at the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor in Ledyard. Tim Martin/The Day
Mike Goodwin of Ledyard, a Ledyard representative for the Avalonia Land Conservancy Nature Preserve Board of Directors, hikes along trails at the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor in Ledyard, Wednesday, April 20, 2011.
Mike Goodwin of Ledyard, a Ledyard representative for the Avalonia Land Conservancy Nature Preserve Board of Directors, hikes along trails at the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor in Ledyard, Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Tim Martin/The Day
Trails at the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor in Ledyard.
Trails at the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor in Ledyard. Tim Martin/The Day
Maggie Jones, president of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center in Mystic, hikes along trails at the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor in Ledyard, Wednesday, April 20, 2011.
Maggie Jones, president of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center in Mystic, hikes along trails at the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor in Ledyard, Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Tim Martin/The Day
Trails at the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor in Ledyard.
Trails at the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor in Ledyard. Tim Martin/The Day
Trails at the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor in Ledyard.
Trails at the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor in Ledyard. Tim Martin/The Day
Trails at the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor in Ledyard.
Trails at the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor in Ledyard. Tim Martin/The Day
Trails at the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor in Ledyard.
Trails at the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor in Ledyard. Tim Martin/The Day
Trails at the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor in Ledyard.
Trails at the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor in Ledyard. Tim Martin/The Day

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