June 4, 2022 Trails Day – Samuel Cote Preserve – 11am -1pm


!!UPDATE!!  North Stonington – Nature Walk – June Trails Day 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LyeXX5eDbY&feature=youtu.be   Click this link for a quick tour by a couple of Cabbage Patch Kids! (You can skip the ads after 5 seconds and video will start).

As part of Connecticut Forest & Park’s CT Trails Day, the North Stonington Citizens Land Alliance is hosting a Nature Walk on its 31 acre Samuel Cote Preserve on Clarks Falls Rd. in North Stonington, CT. The details can  be found below and also in the CT Forest & Park  brochure,  found at libraries in various towns.

Hayfield in autumn-Samuel Cote Preserve

Laneway to Trails

Hay and Corn fields at Samuel Cote Preserve-late summer


Samuel Cote Preserve, North Stonington CT
Saturday June 4, 2022 11am – 1 pm
Enter the driveway at 32 Clarks Falls Rd. and proceed to the Parking Area on the left, past the stonewall. We will walk down the laneway to the Trail#1 entrance into the pine forest, where we will see tall pines reaching for the sky and princess pine covering the ground. We’ll proceed to “The River Road” trail, a nice wide pine-carpeted avenue that parallels the shore of Spalding Pond. Branching off from The River Road are 3 short spurs leading to viewing points of the pond. These are connected and you can spot waterfowl from behind the greenery-until they discover your presence and take off in a flourish!
Getting back on The River Road you will find Trail #2 which brings you back to the laneway.

Land Alliance Board members Bill Hixson and Madeline Jeffery at the Little BIG PINE, or is it the Big BIG PINE???

!!NEW  THIS  YEAR!!————- are pathways to a BIG  PINE  TREE.  In fact, we have TWO very large Pine Trees.  Little BIG PINE and  Big BIG PINE.

How many people holding hands does it take to encircle each of these trees? Take pictures and let us know. Send to landallianceinc@gmail.com.

This is a great walk for families with small children, birders and those who no longer can manage the more rugged hikes of their earlier years but still want to get out in the woods for an uplifting experience.
Total Distance :   about 1.0 mile
Parking:   Drive down the laneway at 32 Clarks Falls Rd. North Stonington CT 06359 Drive past the hayfield and stonewall. Parking is on the left.