Emmanuel Williamson Park
Route 7 North, Gaylordsville, New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut


Saw Mill River Parkway north to US 684 north to US-84 west;  get off at exit 5; at the light, turn left onto Route 39; stay on Route 39 until it ends in the Town of Sherman at the junction with Route 55; turn right onto Route 55 east; at the junction with Route 7, turn right and drive 0.5 of a mile to a right turn into the park entrance.  (On the right on Route 7 south you will pass Allen Drive, Alfredo's Restaurant, and the George Washington Plaza. Turn right into the park just after passing the southern entrance/exit to George Washington Plaza.) 


picnic pavilion, children's playground, large lawn, port-o-let


8/22/2005.  On a beautiful day, Ceferino Santana, dog Sonar and I parked at the parking lot for  Emmanuel Williamson Park.  The park is rather small, but there is quite a bit of lawn.  We walked the perimeter of the park to see if we could find a trail leading up and onto the Housatonic Range Trail.  We did not find one.  There is one small area of woods.  I looked into it and thought I saw a trail.  I entered the woods to find that the "trail" was just a small semi-circle used for jumping bikes over earthen humps.  Someone built a wooden platform on which there was a green lawn chair, I presume for watching the biking activities.  We finished walking the perimeter and headed on to Warren township. Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = blooming on 8/22/2005

Acer negundo (ash-leaf maple)
Acer saccharinum (silver maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Celtis occidentalis (hackberry)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Morus alba (white mulberry)
Pyrus sp. (apple)
Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock)
Ulmus americana (American elm)

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive)
Ligustrum sp. (privet)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)     *
Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Clematis virginiana (virgin's bower)
Echinocystis lobata (wild cucumber vine)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Vitis labrusca (fox grape)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)   
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)
Aster spp. (aster)     *
Chelidonium majus (celandine )     *
Conyza canadensis (horseweed)     *
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)     *
Erigeron annuus (daisy fleabane)     *
Euthamia graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod)   
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed)     *
Impatiens pallida (yellow jewelweed)     *
Lactuca canadensis (wild lettuce)
:Leonurus cardiaca (motherwort)     *
Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)
Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)     *
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel)     *
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed)     *
Potentilla recta (rough-fruited cinquefoil)
Rumex crispus (curled dock)
Silene latifolia (white campion)     *
Solanum carolinense (Acer rubrum (red maple)
Solidago gigantea (late goldenrod)     *
Solidago canadensis var. scabra (tall goldenrod)     *
Trifolium repens (white clover)     *   
Urtica dioica var. procera (tall nettle)     *
Viola sp. (violet)

Digitaria sanguinalis (hairy crab grass)
Elytrigia repens (quack grass)
Phleum pratense (?Timothy grass)

Ferns and Fern Allies:
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

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