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Montville Conservation Center

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Publication: TheDay.com

Published July 03. 2010 4:00AM   Updated May 02. 2013 10:26AM
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A fork in the hiking trail at the Montville Conservation Center.

Montville Conservation Center

Town: Montville

Directions: Take I-395 North to exit 79. Take a right at end of ramp onto Route 163. Take a left onto Chesterfield Road. At four-way stop go straight. The gravel parking area to the conservation center is on the right across from the Montville Public School District's bus garage. Entrance is before the Leonard J. Tyl Middle School (on the left).

Where to Park: Park in the small gravel/dirt lot at the trail head.

Description: A 42.84-acre preserve located on the backside of the former Fair Oaks School property. The property includes a small pond with a resident beaver, a few bat houses and ample flora and fauna. It is used often by high school athletes as a place to run.

Regulations: Mountain bikes are allowed and while there is no set policy on dogs it is preferred that they be on a leash.

Amenities: Benches along some of the trails.

Natural Features: Small pond, several types of trees and shrubs, wildlife.

Fees: None.

Owned by: Town of Montville


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