Connecticut College Arboretum Property
40.5 acres in Waterford, CT
Parking: Small pull off near 44 Benham Ave Quaker Hill, CT
There is a map of trails near Connecticut College
This bedrock knob is a “tidal island” that is connected to the mainland by an unditched tidal marsh. Only during periods of high flooding does it become a true island. This area is used mainly for its educational opportunities by Connecticut College and the trails here appear to be rough and sparsely maintained. While open to the public, the Connecticut College Arboretum has specific rules regarding the use of its natural land. These guidelines include:
- NO jogging, organized sports, biking, camping, hunting, creating fires or driving vehicles within the Arboretum, as these activities are damaging to the ecology of the landscape.
- Dogs must be leashed at all times. Owners are responsible for removal and disposal of their dogs’ wastes. Bags are provided at the entrance to the Native Plant Collection on Williams Street.
- Don’t disturb or remove plant labels, they are used to educate the public and are essential for tracking specific trees throughout their lives.
- Don’t remove plant material without permission from the Arboretum office.
- Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Arboretum.
CT Audobon – Mamacoke Island
Peter Marteka – Mamacoke Island In Waterford: Paradise On The Thames
Auntie Beak’s Place – Mamacoke Island
Rock Climb Mamacoke Island – do everything you can to keep Connecticut College’s indifferent opinion on climbers, picking up what you bring in and not disturbing local ecology will help this area remain open for all to enjoy