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Town: Stonington
Maintained Uses: walking, hiking
Difficulty: easy to moderate (short hills)
Length: 1.5 miles
Type: network of interconnected loops
Surface: packed earth/dirt
Pets: permitted (dogs on leash)

White Cedar Swamp
Year Preserved:
 1992
Acres: 4.71
Lat.: 41°21’53.6″
Long.: 71°56’13.0″

Deans Mill Wildlife Corridor
Year Preserved:
 1993
Acres: 14
Lat.: 41°22’14.1″
Long.: 71°56’13.0″

Trail Description

With small parking available on Jerry Brown Road, White Cedar Swamp & Deans Mill Farm Preserve offers a scenic lollipop loop trail along the Mystic Reservoir.  Marked with dark blue trail head//markers, the packed earth/dirt trail is 1 mile in length with an elevation change of 105 feet.  Rated at an easy difficulty, the trail ranges from 2-3 feet in width to very broad.  It is pet friendly for dogs on a leash and is located in Stonington.  It provides great opportunity for bird watching, with occasional small wildlife, several large rocks and stone walls.

More Info

White Cedar Swamp
Contains endangered White Cedar Swamp habitat and loop trail that follows along high ledges above reservoir and continues into upland woods.

Trail head parking north side of Jerry Browne Road across from Perkins Wildlife Corridor. Western boundary of Aquarion Water Company property and reservoir. Trail continues into adjoining Deans Mill Wildlife Corridor

Small White Cedar Swamp, endangered habitat. Long corridor along ledges, above reservoir and into upland woods.

Deans Mill Wildlife Corridor

Signed access and trail from White Cedar Swamp entrance on Jerry Browne Road. Mature, mixed hardwood forest with some intermittent wetlands.

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