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Jefferson Park and Oil Mill Brook

Madison Land Trust and Connecticut State Forest

194.8 acres in Madison, CT

Parking: Cul-de-sac near 70 Jefferson Park Rd, Madison, CT

Trail Map        Trails: 2.16 miles          Rating: Unexplored


This is a partial/incomplete listing as I have not yet explored Jefferson Park or the Oil Mill Brook trails.

From the land trust website:

The Jefferson Park Trail is an easy trail, passing through State Forest and Land Trust land. It offers an opportunity to see a number of diverse ecological settings. The forest is more remote than many, and thus provides an opportunity to see birds that require more solitude. Wetlands, streams, and upland forest knolls afford diversity of plant and animal life. The trail has a sizeable loop, the branches of which are quite different in character. An opening created by the power line right-of-way adds habitat preferred by several species of plants, birds and mammals. With a quiet approach, one can sometimes see deer grazing in the opening.

The Oil Mill Brook Trail is an easy trail through Land Trust land and State Forest and is a cross-over between Jefferson Park Road and Rt. 79. The trail crosses Oil Mill Brook twice, skirts a wetland and passes through a fine example of oak-hickory forest under management.

History:

The land trust acquired the Jefferson Park property in 1967.


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