Palmer Kendall Mountain Conservation Area
74 acres in Tolland, CT
Parking: Small pull off near 145 Cook Rd Tolland, CT
Trail Map Trails: 1.5 miles Rating: ★★☆☆☆
The Palmer Conservation Area has about 1.5 miles of trails. The main trail is a 1.4 mile orange blazed double loop with short (<1000ft) spur trails that lead to a ridgeline, quarry, or as you pass “the Knob” another trailhead. From the town’s site,
“It is a woodland area with steep terrain and contains the top of Kendall Mountain. At 972 feet in elevation above sea level, it is the third highest point in Tolland… The property is in the headwaters to the Skungamaug River and has unique geological features with sweeping views from the top of Kendall Mountain. These features, along with a winding brook and dense Mt. Laurel thickets, the state flower, provides an enticing backdrop for hiking and snowshoeing. The diverse wildlife habitat of a stream, uplands, caves, and rocky knolls is suitable for amphibians, blue herons, woodcocks, foxes, bobcats, and bears.”
Established as a conservation area in 2007 when it was purchased from Barbara F. Palmer.
- Palmer Kendall Mountain Management Plan (Revised 2016)
- Peter Marteka – Palmer Kendall Mountain Conservation Area Offers Three Magnificent Sites (2011)
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Last updated: April 20th, 2021
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