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Why You Should Visit
The Dennis Farm Preserve, a forested former farm in Connecticut’s “Quiet Corner,” hosts a variety of wildlife.
Why the Conservancy Selected This Site
Colonel Edward B. Dennis donated this farmland to the Conservancy in 1973.
What the Conservancy Has Done/Is Doing
The fields are mowed periodically to maintain them for open fields for bluebirds, tree swallows, and other species.
Dawn to dusk
This preserve offers a two-mile trail—a former farm road—through old agricultural land, most of which is now oak forest. The route passes a beaver pond on adjacent 4-H land and returns by way of grassy Old Kings Highway.
The forest on the preserve is dominated by red and black oaks, with shrubs including huckleberry, blueberry, mountain laurel and witch hazel.
Keep an eye out for great blue and green-backed herons as well as painted turtles in the ponds.
Please enjoy your visit to this preserve. The Nature Conservancy welcomes passive recreation, including hiking, birding, canoeing, nature study and cross-country skiing.
To ensure those who visit after you are able to enjoy the same experience you have, please remember to stay on designated trails, pack out everything you brought in, and contact our office at: 203 568 6270 or email@example.com if you notice any problems.
To maintain the ecological integrity of the preserve, the following activities are not allowed: collection of plant or animal specimens, camping, fires, fishing, hunting, bicycling, and use of motorized vehicles. Pets are not allowed on Nature Conservancy preserves.
From Interstate 95:
From Route 44 in Abington, turn north at the stoplight onto Route 97 and continue north for 0.4 mile. (You will also see an entrance to Route 97 in downtown Pomfret—stay on Route 44 toward Abington.)