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Town: Stonington
Maintained Uses: walking, hiking
Difficulty: easy
Length: 0.91 miles (unmarked trail)
Type: open area/lot
Surface: grass/meadow
Pets: permitted (dogs on leash)
Year Preserved: 2011
Acres: 16.8
Lat.: 41°21’07.3″
Long.: 71°52’45.1″

Trail Description

Located between Palmer Neck Road and Wequeteqock Cove, two large meadows and hedgegrows create a perfect environment for grassland and thicket nesting birds (red-winged blackbirds, sparrows, and in the past bobolinks, as well as waterfowl and shorebirds when the fields are wet in the Fall and Spring).  Birdhouses attract bluebirds and tree swallows, as well as purple martins.  There are two entrance points through the stone wall, one to each meadow, with a connecting trail between them.  These are mowed grass paths that go around each meadow, offering great close-up views of the cove.  The total distance of the combined paths is approximately 0.91 miles.  Of note, portions of the grasslands are posted as closed during the bird nesting season from 1 April through 31 August.  Pets are permitted (dogs on leash).  Ticks can be a problem in the tall grasses; if you stick to the mowed trails at all times, this should not be an issue.

More Info

Off Palmer Neck Road west side, several wall openings/bar-ways.

No access during bird nesting/breeding except along road frontage for bird observation. Mowed trail around edges. Open grassland habitat with 1,000 feet of frontage on Wequetequock Cove. Managed as grassland habitat by CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP).


5 total targets to find at Wequeteqock Cove