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

Fitch’s Pond Nature Preserve

Address: 148 Oswegatchie Rd.
Acquired: 2016
Size: 21.7 acres


The developer of Sawyer’s Cove, LLC donated the land surrounding Fitch’s Pond to the WLT in 2016. Although the property was never owned by Dr. and Mrs. Avery Fitch, the pond has long been referred to as “Fitch’s Pond”. The pond was once a source of ice, harvested in the winter and stored in icehouses for summer use. The pond has been a favorite place for locals to ice skate for years. Volunteer Mike Dunn marked and cleared the first trail to the pond. New trails and a property sign were completed in 2022. WLT maintains two wood duck boxes at the pond.


Currently, there is no safe place to park on Oswgatchie Rd. The WLT has frontage property on Oswgatchie Rd., and a parking area is being discussed.

Special Thanks

Volunteers:  Mike Dunn, Natalie Edwards, Tracey Montoya and Jeff Gada for clearing trails and removing the maples that had fallen into the pond.

WLT Board members:  Brian Florek and Joel Stocker for plotting the trail map with GPS. Board president Dave Lersch for maintaining the wood duck boxes, and Jim Luce for trail clearing.


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