P.O. Box 926, Waterford, CT 06385-0926

Dunn Nature Preserve

Address: 175 & 185 Cross Rd., 934 & 940 Hartford Turnpike
Acquired: 12/22/2022
Size: 5.7 acres


This property was given to WLT by Libby Hill, LLC and Parkway South, LLC.  Waterford businessman and environmentalist Mike Dunn is the “Sole Member” of both LLC’s.  Mike is an active volunteer for the WLT and has created and maintained all the new trails at Fitch’s Pond.  Jordan Brook runs through the Dunn Preserve, and Mike desired to protect the brook and surrounding watershed.

Property Highlights

The preserve features trees and shrubs commonly found in wetlands, and the brook holds native brook trout.  The property is one of our newest acquisitions and there are no trails or a property sign yet.


As there is construction currently going on next to this property, there is no public access at this time.

The Dunn Nature Preserve is our newest addition and will be added to our map at a later date.

Access is at the S.W. corner of Cross Rd. and Rt. 85. Look for telephone poles that run along the “Old Rt. 85”.  The road is still paved and Eversource uses the road to access the power lines.  You may need a four-wheel drive vehicle to get to this road, but it offers plenty of “off-road” parking.



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