Currie Memorial Sanctuary
Route 341, Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut

Sources: Cooley #30


From Route 7 in Kent; follow Route 341 west for 2.5 miles. The preserve is on the northern side of the road, partly in New York and partly in Connecticut.

Its northeastern boundaries are shared with Macedonia Brook State Park.


19th century -- forests are cut over for charcoal to fire iron furnaces. At the lower levels one can see numerous charcoal pits.

Dr. Bethia S. Currie donated land for this preserve.


very steep and rocky area with a southern exposure


An old woods road leads uphill into the preserve from the Connecticut end. An old logging road leaves Route 341 and cuts diagonally across the steep slope in the southern section of the preserve.


Carya spp. (hickory)
Castanea dentata (American chestnut)
Ostrya virginiana (hop hornbeam)
Quercus spp. (oak)
Gaylussacia baccata (black huckleberry)
Vaccinium sp. (blueberry)

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