Located in North Stonington and directly connected to the south of Erisman Woodland Preserve is the Babcock Ridge Preserve. Off-street parking, entrances to the preserves are easily appreciated. Combined, these preserves offer approximately 2.5 miles of total trail and a welcomed elevation gain of 335 feet along a wooded ridge. If starting at the entrance to Babcock Ridge Preserve, one can welcome the elevation gain early in their hike. The series of interconnected loops (titled Babcock, Erisman, and Ridge) offer the opportunity for diverse combinations of hikes along stonewalls, intermittent wetlands, and views of beautiful ridge vistas. These trails are very well marked with blue and yellow trail heads with occasional signs/postage, making for a smooth hiking experience. The Babcock Ridge and Erisman Woodland Preserves are pet friendly (dogs on leash) and moderate in difficulty. Hiking on these trails offers great bird watching (most notably hawks and blue jays).
Please adhere to the following guidelines when visiting the preserve:
This property is part of Avalonia's Hike & Seek Program scavenger hunt program, start your adventure here!
Avalonia Land Conservancy preserves natural habitats in southeastern Connecticut by acquiring and protecting lands, and communicating the value of these irreplaceable resources. Learn more on their website or contact:
From I- 95 North: Take exit 92 and turn right onto CT-2 W in Stonington. Turn left onto Flanders Rd. Turn right onto Pellegrino Rd. The parking lot and trail head will be on your right.
From I-95 South: Take exit 92 and turn right onto CT-49 N. Turn left onto Babcock Rd. The parking lot and trail head will be on your left.
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