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Hangman Hill – North Stonington

  • Hangman Hill Preserve
  • Hangman Hill Road, North Stonington, CT
  • Trailhead: 41°27’9.76″N, 71°51’16.13″W
  • Last Time Hiked: March 4, 2017
  • Approximate distance hiked: 0.5 miles
  • Easy with some elevation.


This preserve offers a short, blue blazed loop trail of just about a half mile that climbs up and back down a small hill. The property, directly across the street from 80 Hangman Hill Road, also has a small stream that you cross on a small boardwalk. The stone walls, however, are stunning as they wind up and down the hill. At the time of this visit it was a blistering 15 degrees in early March and there was not much to see of flora. A fellow hiker (Auntie Beak) had visited the property in the past and noted some of the springtime flora. Though short, the property would be nice to visit if in the area.


Winding Stone Wall

Woods Trail – Ledyard/North Stonington

  • Woods Trail
  • Lantern Hill Road, Ledyard, CT
  • Trailhead: 41°28’0.47″N,  71°57’3.96″W
  • Last Time Hiked: December 29, 2013
  • Approximate distance hiked: 1.3 miles
  • Easy with slight elevation.

Finding myself in eastern Connecticut this morning with more than enough time to kill I went seeking a relatively easy trail to walk. Actually a hike. Yes folks, the first hike since the injury. It was a short and for the most part level lollipop loop trail on the Foxwoods property. The trail is blazed very well with green markers and the beginning shares the trail with the Lantern Hill hike which I plan on doing in the future. The trailhead is well marked with signage behind the Two Trees Inn at Foxwoods. I came across some wildlife and saw several deer track. The frozen Lantern Hill Pond is near the end of the loop. Besides the lake I came across a cellar hole and a stream which was also partially frozen.

I did not find a trail map on-line.

Old Stone Wall

Old Stone Wall