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Wimisink Preserve, Sherman

159 Gaylordsville Road, Sherman, CT 06784
Gaylordsville Road is CT-39N

51 acres
Boardwalk Trail

The Wimisink Preserve’s boardwalks and observation platform offer excellent wildlife viewing.  It is an Important Bird Area for bitterns. The unique plant community is a result of this wetland’s calcium rich soils. The boardwalk also provides wonderful butterfly viewing. This preserve is a wonderful way to see how beavers have shaped this environment.

This preserve has a 330-foot-long boardwalk accessible from the parking lot. The northern boardwalk has a gentle slope and is 5-feet wide with curbing.  The boardwalk extends onto a protected 57-acre freshwater wetland complete with a wildlife and bird viewing platform with a bench and a railing. Bring your binoculars or just enjoy the fresh air and sounds of nature!

The parking area is just south of the intersection of Route 55 and Route 39 North. 

Trail Map

Photo of the green heron in flight by Steve Martin.

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