Hike At Chapman Mill Pond
Sat. Jun 3
To honor the 30th year of Connecticut Trails Day, the Westbrook Land Conservation Trust and the Westbrook Conservation Commission are welcoming hikers of all ability levels to join us for a wildlife walk at Chapman Mill Pond, one of Westbrook’s Open Space areas. The trail is primarily flat with a few minor inclines or hills. Because the trail contains sections with rocks and roots, we recommend wearing sturdy shoes and bringing a water bottle. In addition, we suggest applying tick/insect repellant to your clothes prior to the hike. There will be opportunities for environmental photography, learning about vernal pools, and plant and tree identification.
Meeting Location Details
Street Address: Chapman Mill Pond Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498
Take CT-145 southbound from I-95 Exit 64, then make a right onto Old Clinton Road. In 0.3 miles, Chapman Mill Pond Road will be on the right-hand side. Continue down Chapman Mill Pond Road until you reach the parking area.
This hiking event meets/parks in the State’s parking lot at the end of Chapman Mill Pond Road, NOT at the “The Chapman Mill Pond Open Space Conservation Area” trailhead parking lot (located on CT-145/Horse Hill Road). We will gather in the grassy field in the Chapman Mill Pond Road parking area at 10:00 AM. The hike will start promptly at 10:15 AM and is scheduled to end at 11:15 AM.
Both parking areas are about a two-mile drive from each other. If you do park at CT-145/Horse Hill Road, please plan to carpool to the Chapman Mill Pond Road parking area or you can hike to our meeting location!
**If you’re feeling adventurous, you can hike to our meeting location from the CT-145/Horse Hill Road trailhead: Follow the white trail to the bottom of the slope, then take a left on the blue trail. When you reach the bend that faces Chapman Mill Pond, take a left and walk towards the grassy field. This option takes roughly 15 minutes to walk and is about ½ mile distance.
Please plan your arrival time accordingly!
Click on the red map pin for the event address.
Great Park Pursuit Event
Leashed Dogs Permitted