Hewitt Farm

A headstone in the Old Plains Cemetery as seen from the Bicentennial Trail.
A headstone in the Old Plains Cemetery as seen from the Bicentennial Trail. Tim Cook/The Day

Hewitt Farm

Town: North Stonington

Directions: Take I-95 N to Exit 92. Turn left on Rt. 2 N, follow past the rotary and the schools. Take a right on Hewitt Rd., parking available to the immediate left.

Where to Park: A designated, unpaved parking area is on left side of the road.

Description: The Hewitt Farm property is a town-owned, 104-acre property featuring forested trails, streams, hayfields and an old cemetery. Fishing is popular in the Hewitt Pond, which is formed by the Hewitt Dam and was damaged in the March 2010 floods.

A farm house, built in 1750, overlooks the dam and remains occupied. Three main, well-marked trails – Loop, Wyassup and Bicentennial – add up to more than a mile of moderate hiking. It's a four-season property that users can run, walk, bike, ski or travel on horseback. Dogs are invited, too, but motorized vehicles are prohibited.

Regulations: Respect the privacy of homes on the property. Carry in and out all trash. Dogs, horses and bikes allowed. No motorized vehicles.

Amenities: Canoe and kayak river access.

Natural Features: Forested trails, fishing pond and Shunock River, meadows and hayfields. Tipping Rock, a "glacial erratic," is located on the Bicentennial Trail.

Fees: None.

Things to Note: Open year-round. Watch for poison ivy.

Owned by: The town of North Stonington

Tipping Rock along the Bicentennial Trail.
Tipping Rock along the Bicentennial Trail. Tim Cook/The Day
One of the large hay fields along route 2 at Hewitt Farm in North Stonington.
One of the large hay fields along route 2 at Hewitt Farm in North Stonington. Tim Cook/The Day
Hewitt Pond and Dam.
Hewitt Pond and Dam. Tim Cook/The Day
Water from Hewitt Pond flows over Hewitt Dam.
Water from Hewitt Pond flows over Hewitt Dam. Tim Cook/The Day
A branch of the Shunock River flows through the Hewitt Farm property.
A branch of the Shunock River flows through the Hewitt Farm property. Tim Cook/The Day
Driveway to the meadow and lawn open space on the Hewitt Farm property.
Driveway to the meadow and lawn open space on the Hewitt Farm property. Tim Cook/The Day
The Bicentennial Trail as it wanders through the woods.
The Bicentennial Trail as it wanders through the woods. Tim Cook/The Day
A dirt branch of Hewitt Road that runs through the  property.
A dirt branch of Hewitt Road that runs through the property. Tim Cook/The Day
The 1750 Farm House and stone table.
The 1750 Farm House and stone table. Tim Cook/The Day

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