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Wimisink Preserve, Sherman
159 Gaylordsville Road, Sherman, CT 06784 51 acres
Boardwalk Trail

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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!

Photo of the green heron in flight by Steve Martin.

 

 

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