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Pequotsepos Hikers

Led by DPNC educator/naturalists, the Pequotsepos hiking group meets on alternate Mondays and Saturdays. Join us for one, all, or as many as you wish. Babies in front or back carries are welcome except on starred hikes (*). Steady rain cancels.

Please call DPNC by Thursday if you wish to carpool. Hikes start at 9:30 am.
Members FREE Non-members $10

April

4/8 Tue North Road / Yawgoog (Exeter, R.I.) MM
4/26 Sat Tefftweald at Birchenturn, North Stonington MM

May

5/6 Tue Morgan Pond (meet off Sandy Hollow Road in Ledyard). MM
5/17 Sat Hartman Park, Lyme MM

June

6/3 Tue Camp Wahaneeta (Westerly-Bradford Rd, Westerly MM
6/21 Sat Walden Preserve in Salem MM

Directions

Yawgoog Pond
I-95 N or S Exit 1 in RI. Head North on Rte 3, past Hopkinton Town Hall to flashing yellow light. Take a left onto North Road (Old Rockville Rd) and continue for 3.5 miles (it becomes a dirt road). Stay on the dirt road for approximately a mile to small parking area on right for Long Pond-Ell Pond. Park there if space or find another pull off spot along the road. We will meet at the start of Long Pond-Ell Pond but take a different trail that heads towards Wincheck Pond and Yagoog.
GPS address = 406 Old Rockville Rd

Henne Preserve - Shunock River Preserve (Avalonia Land Conservancy)
From I-95
Take exit 92 for CT-2 toward CT-49/No. Stonington/Pawcatuck - 0.2 mi
Turn left onto CT-2 W/Liberty St, Continue to follow CT-2 W - 1 mi
At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto CT-184 E/Norwich-Westerly Rd/Providence-New London Turnpike
Continue to follow CT-184 E/Providence-New London Turnpike - 0.8 mi
Slight left onto CT-49 N/Pendleton Hill Rd - 0.7 mi
Turn left onto Babcock Rd
Destination will be on the left - 0.9 mi

Tefftweld at Birchenturn Preserve, N Stonington (Avalonia Land Conservancy)
From I-95 N
Take exit 92 for CT-2 toward CT-49/No. Stonington/Pawcatuck - 0.2 mi
Turn left onto CT-2 W/Liberty St, Continue to follow CT-2 W - 1.0 mi
At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto CT-184 E/Norwich-Westerly Rd/Providence-New London Turnpike
Continue to follow CT-184 E/Providence-New London Turnpike - 0.8 mi
Slight left onto CT-49 N/Pendleton Hill Rd - 2.1 mi
Turn left to stay on CT-49 N/Pendleton Hill Rd - 1.4 mi
Turn left onto Grindstone Hill Rd - 0.3 mi
Take the 1st left to stay on Grindstone Hill Rd - Destination will be on the left - 0.5 mi

South side of Grindstone Hill Road. Access through Tefft driveway (#282) at crest of hill
Park in designated area along lane. No dogs, even on leashes.
282 Grindstone Hill Rd, North Stonington, CT

Morgan Pond, Ledyard (Groton Utilities)
From I-95, Exit 88
Head north on CT-117 3.6 mi
Turn left onto Sandy Hollow Rd 1.4 mi
Parking area is a small picnic area adjacent to the Ledyard Reservoir.

Hartman Park, Lyme CT (Town of Lyme)
Gungy Road about 1 mile north of Beaverbrook Road.
From I-95, take Exit 70, straight off ramp, following signs to Rt. 156;
pass shopping centers; at second light turn right onto 156 West towards Hamburg;
about 6.6 miles to right on Beaver Brook Road; about 1 mile to left on Gungy Road;
about 1 mile to park entrance on the right.

Camp Wahaneeta (Westerly Land Trust)
Take I-95
Take Exit 92 onto Route 2 south - 1.6 mi
Take Route 78, (toward Rhode Island beaches) - 2.6 mi
Take Exit 5 onto RI-91 E/Oak St/Westerly Bradford Rd in Westerly.
Follow RI-91 E/Westerly Bradford Rd. - 3.6 mi
Turn right onto Dunns Corner Rd - .8 mi
Turn left onto Green Meadows Rd - 374 ft
Trail enters the woods on the left

Walden Preserve, Salem - TNC, managed by the Salem Land Trust
From Salem 4-Corners,
take Rt. 85 N., 0.5 mi.
turn left (west) onto Hagen Rd.,
Preserve parking lot 200' on right.

*Hike Ratings

To assist hikers, we are rating the difficulty and pace of hikes as described below:

Difficulty
E - Easy
M - Moderate
D - Difficult

Pace
S - Slow
M - Medium
F - Fast

A rating of ES would be an Easy Slow walk such as Haley Farm. A rating of DS would be a Difficult terrain at a Slow pace such as Lantern Hill.

* not recommended for babies in front or back carriers
ALC = Avalonia Land Conservancy
LLCT = Lyme Land Conservation Trust
NSCLA = North Stonington Citizens land Alliance
PSF = Pachaug State Forest
TNC = The Nature Conservancy
WMA = CT State Wildlife Manage. Area
WLT = Westerly Land Trust

 

 
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