It’s all about connecting to the land and sea, getting healthy and having fun.

We think we have some of the most beautiful trails in Connecticut. Whether you want to trek through the state’s largest forest or hike to a remote beach, we are proud to have it close by. The locations on this page are some of our favorite trails for hiking in Stonington.

Less Than 20 Minutes

Barn Island Wildlife Reserve – 3-mile drive
700 sq acres located between Wequetequock Cove and Little Narragansett Bay. Excellent bird watching. Very easy trails.


Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center – 5-mile drive
A combination wildlife sanctuary, visitor attraction and educational facility, the Center features exhibits highlighting the habitats and wildlife of southeastern Connecticut, as well as eight miles of trails that wind through a beautiful 300-acre wooded preserve.


Within About a 30 Minute Drive

Haley Farm – 8-mile drive
This small park has been preserved as open space and is used for passive recreational purposes. A 0.8 mile bike trail winds its way through the scenic old shoreline farm.

Bluff Point State Park – 12-mile drive
Bluff Point boarders on the Poquonock River, Fishers Island Sound and Mumford Cove. Its 800 acres include upland forests, old farmlands, the 400-foot-high bluff itself, salt marshes and the sandspit that stretches out to the west. Bluff Point was designated a “Coastal Reserve” by a special act of the Connecticut legislature in 1975.

The best reward for your hiking are the gorgeous views and two sandy beaches. One beach faces out to Fishers Island Sound and the other is nestled in Mumford’s Cove. It is worth spending your sunny day.


Pachaug State Forest –
20-mile drive
Pachaug State Forest began with a 1928 land purchase that covers about 24,000 acres in six towns. The Pachaug River, running from Beach Pond to the Quinebaug River, runs through the center of the forest.

Multiple hiking and biking trails run through the forest which is divided into the Green Falls area and Chapman area. These trails are more advanced but not difficult.


We look forward to your visit

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