Wells Woods – Columbia’s Ghost Town

Educational Walk Nature Walk

Sun. Jun 5

10:00 am


12:00 pm

2.5 miles

3 Open Spots

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This forested part of Columbia was for one hundred years a thriving community but now all that remains are numerous ruins. We will visit the sites of the school, farmhouses and mills and learn who the people were who settled here and why they all left, all the while enjoying the natural features of the area as well.

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Joan Hill

(860) 228-2849

Ron Wikholm


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Meeting Location Details

Park on right side of Wells Woods Road opposite the entrance to Island Woods Subdivision (Lake Ridge Dr.) and before # 32. We will gather at the Root Site which has a signpost by the road near #32 on the right.

Click on the red map pin for the event address.

No Dogs Permitted