- Poquetanuck Cove Preserve
- Avery Hill Road, Ledyard, CT
- Trailhead: 41°28’30.42″N, 72° 2’37.51″W
- Last Time Hiked: August 6, 2016
- Approximate distance hiked: 2.0 miles
- Fairly easy with some significant elevation.
This white blazed lollipop loop trail sits on a rather unique piece of property owned by the Nature Conservancy. The property stretches from Avery Hill Road to the shores of the Thames River at Poquetanck Cove. Native Americans once camped and harvested oysters on this property. Though dry at the time of this hike, there is a stream that runs downhill to the cove. There is also an abundance of stone walls on the property that the white blazed trail weaves through. The trail becomes rather narrow above and along the shore line. There are several types of trees here including beech and hemlocks as well as mountain laurel shrubs. At the time of this hike there was evidence of a forest fire. It seems that maybe it was a year or two ago. In this area the forest floor is still just about bare.
Trail maps can be found at: Poquetanuck Cove Preserve