Canfield Woods, Geology And Wetlands

Educational Walk Family-friendly Hike

Sat. Jun 4

09:00 am


11:00 am

3 miles


Join the Deep River Conservation & Inland Wetlands Commission (CIWC) and Deep River Land Trust for a walk through our largest local woodland. Canfield Woods is a preserve that spans the towns of Deep River and Essex. The 2 towns share management of the preserve and in Deep River, the CIWC is the primary caretaker. We will walk most of the trails in Deep River, visit the town line boulder (you can be in 2 towns at once!), see some impressive geology and wetland habitats including a vernal pool. The hike is hilly, with rocks and roots along the trail bed. Bring walking sticks if you need them, bug spray and face netting, water, and please wear long pants as we may encounter poison ivy.

Event Leader(s)

Laurie Giannotti

(860) 543-2198

John Woitovich


Rain Date

No Rain Date

Organization Partners

Meeting Location Details

The Canfield Woods parking lot in Deep River is located just south of Rattling Valley Road intersection with Route 154. We will begin the hike from that parking lot. Overflow parking at Atwood’s Auto Appearance or Deep River Market. Both overflow locations are less than 1/4 mile and there are sidewalks to the Canfield Woods parking lot.

Click on the red map pin for the event address.

Great Park Pursuit Event

Leashed Dogs Permitted