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Thursday Hikes: Hoffman Evergreen Preserve, Stonington, CT

Thursday April 27th @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This is an Avalonia Land Conservancy preserve. The trails offer beautiful scenery of evergreen and hardwood forests.  A restoration project is underway to regenerate new growth and young forest patches where the old forest was dying due to disease drought, storm and insect damage. Expect to see brush piles of cut tree limbs created for wildlife, in addition to areas of dense vegetation of re-growing habitat. The area is crisscrossed by old stone walls, a colonial highway and stone structures of questionable age. Directions from Westerly: CT 2W (toward Norwich, CT), at traffic circle take 3rd exit onto CT 184W, turn right onto CT 201N (North Stonington Road), park on either side of road at trailhead.

To sign up, contact Co-Hike Leaders: Sally Hanson, (401) 348-9109 (h), (401) 932-5295 (c) and email [email protected] and Deidre O’Connor, (860) 287-7281, and email [email protected]

Thursday hikes are FREE. Be sure to wear hiking boots or good walking shoes. If the weather is icy you should bring stabilizers or something for traction. If a lot of snow bring snowshoes. Hikes leave promptly.


  • Ending times are estimated as it difficult to ascertain when it will finish due to number of people, how fast/slow the hikers walk, etc.
  • Please sign up with leader so that person will know how many are coming. If no one signs up the leader may not show up.
  • Inclement weather cancels and if in doubt, contact leader.
  • If you wish to bring a dog please contact the leader as some properties do not allow them. However, if a dog is present, they must be leashed at all times.


Thursday April 27th
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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