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Town: Stonington
Maintained Uses: walking, hiking
Difficulty: easy
Length: 0.18 miles (unmarked trail)
Type: in-and-out, round trip
Surface: packed earth/dirt, stone, board/bog walk
Pets: permitted (dogs on leash)
Year Preserved: 2000
Acres: 40.32
Lat.: 41°20’07.9″
Long.: 71°55’14.9″

Trail Description

Located on the west side of Wamphassuc Road, parking is limited on the roadside.  The entrance is marked with small signs leading to an easily traveled, simple unmarked trail that goes 0.09 miles to a bench overlooking the marsh.  The trail is mostly packed earth/dirt combined with stone.  With a nicely level board/bog walk over wetland, the in-and-out trail is 0.18 miles in total distance with minimal elevation changes (<10 feet).  Pets are permitted (dogs on leash).  Access is not allowed onto the marsh itself; but, from the bench you can enjoy the views and two osprey nests.

More Info

West side of Wamphassuc Road. Enter just south of railroad tracks or overview area farther south on same road (CT DEEP Coastal Access site). There is a small woodland path and boardwalk as dedicated coastal public access, which leads to a wide over-view of the salt marsh and water. No access onto marsh to protect fragile habitat.

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