Preserve Acres: 163
Roundtrip Distance: 2.6 miles
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One of Weantinoge’s signature preserves, the Wildwoods Nature Preserve was a gift of Paul Porzelt, Constance Morris, Charles D. Brooks, George Vila, and Valerie Delacorte in 1981. Weantinoge conserves an additional 200 acres in the immediate area. Wildwoods has many unusual characteristics including a variety of woodland types, a fine shady glade, bottomland wetlands, and magnificent views west to the Taconics. It captures our best stand of northern hardwoods and has a plentiful food supply for wildlife. Quiet exploration will reveal its treasures.
Directions from Kent: Take Skiff Mountain Road, which becomes West Woods Road #1 in Sharon. Pass the Marvelwood School and continue north to stop sign. Turn left onto Keeler Road. At Lambert Road, bear left staying on Keeler Road, and then turn right onto Caray Hill Road. Continue 0.4 mile and park on the right by a culvert just before the only house, a cedar-shingled cape. The trailhead is just beyond the culvert.
Directions from Sharon: Take Route 41 south from the village clock tower for 6 miles to Knibloe Hill Road on the left. Go 1.5 miles to the Clark Road and Weber Road crossing, where Knibloe Hill Road becomes Caray Hill Rd. Continue on Caray Hill Road for 1.5 miles and park on the right side of the road, just past a cedar-shingled cape. The trailhead is across the road, by the culvert.
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