!!UPDATE!!—Trails Day 2020 -Self-Guided Nature Walk on Samuel Cote Preserve


!!UPDATE!!  North Stonington – Nature Walk – June Trails Day 2020 is now a “Do It Youself” walk. Due to fears of transmitting COVID19 to others there will be no formal hike. You may walk the trails during normal daylight hours.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LyeXX5eDbY&feature=youtu.be   Click this link for a quick tour by a couple of Cabbage Patch Kids!

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

Spalding Pond-viewpoint off River Road Trail


Samuel Cote Preserve, North Stonington CT
Anytime during Daylight Hours
The Samuel Cote Preserve  is open to the public during daylight hours year round.
Enter the driveway at 32 Clarks Falls Rd. and proceed to the Parking Area on the left, past the stonewall. Enjoy a walk through this lovely preserve where we will see a pine forest, hayfields and cornfields and the shore along Spalding Pond. This is a great walk for families with small children, birders and those who want a peaceful day outdoors.
There are no leaders this year – just follow the Trail signs and blazes.
It’s a loop trail  from the laneway, left onto Trail#1; right onto River Road-  3 offshoot trails lead to water’s edge. Back on  River Road turn left to Trail#2 which takes you back to the  Laneway and parking.
Land Alliance email: landallianceinc@gmail.com
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.