Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor

Trails at the Pine Swamp Wildlife Corridor in Ledyard.

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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

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