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Allanach-Wolf Woodlands

Take a hike along the blazed trails of the Allanach-Wolf Woodlands and take in the fresh air. Be greeted by Lake Marie from the entrance, and follow the Ballymahack Brook to the end of the trail.
Trail Activity
Accessible Experience Hiking
1.8 miles, Network
Packed Earth/Dirt
Permitted on leash


The Allanach-Wolf Woodlands is a gorgeous trail network. From the parking space, take the Purple blazed trail. Lake Marie is right at the beginning of the trail waiting for hikers to enjoy its pretty view. Various streams feed into Lake Marie as they weave through the property. There are three points of interest that offer amazing views of Lake Marie; on its left, and two at the northern part of the lake. Going deeper in you'll be able to follow the Blue, Red, and Yellow Trail (the longest of the trails in this network).

Other Information


This 102.6 acres of largely forested land was donated to Joshua’s Trust by Ada Wolf in 2007. Located on Back Road in Windham, the property is in an area identified as having the highest natural resource priority in the Town of Windham’s Plan of Conservation. Streams that course through the woods feed into a 22-acre shallow pond, known as Lake Marie.

In addition to the property, Ada Wolf left an endowment for its management and for our land trust to protect adjacent lands, a far-sighted gift that opens a potential greenway. In accordance with Ada Wolf’s wishes, the property is named the Allanach-Wolf Woodlands.

  • Park in designated areas only.
  • Stay on marked trails.
  • Respect other users.
  • Carry out what you carry in.
  • Do not cut or collect living plants.
  • Help protect all natural and cultural resources.
  • Keep your pet leashed.
  • No fires allowed.


Trail Manager

Joshua's Trust preserves natural habitats and heritage sites in northeastern Connecticut. To learn more contact:

Joshua's Trust
Joshua's Trust
624 Wormwood Hill Rd.
Mansfield Center, CT 06250
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Trailhead Information

From Windham Center, follow Route 14 toward Scotland. Take the second left onto Back Road. Go 0.25 mile to the preserve entrance on the left. GPS address: 171 Back Road

Please park in the designated area on the left side of the driveway after turning off Back Road.

There is a kiosk with a trail map just to the left of the gated entrance. Four trails totaling 2 miles await your walking pleasure. There is a paved drive for those that do not like to walk in the woods, but like the nature walk.  The driveway Is plowed in the winter for year-round enjoyment. 

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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