Wilton Town Forest
Town of Wilton Conservation Commission
Wilton, Fairfield County, CT
190.8 acres


Saw Mill River Parkway north to Rt. 35 (at intersection with US 684). Take Route 35 into Connecticut to Route 33 south. Drive south and turn left onto Millstone Road; drive 1.4 miles and turn left onto Nod Hill Road; drive 1.0 mile northeast and turn right onto Patrick Lane; drive 0.3 of a mile to where Bogus Lane and Patrick Lane meet and turn left into the small parking area.


I took a brief walk with my dog Snuffy. A local corgi dog (name tag had the word Myles) came up barking, but after I made friends with her, she accompanied us on a short circular walk in the woods, usually running ahead of us.

Head northeast on the red trail to the blue trail (pond on the right). The blue trail goes north or south. I went south (right turn) then followed east downhill on the yellow trail. The yellow trail turns north across a now dry wet-area, then south, then hooks up with the red triangle trail heading north passing mountain laurel. Pick up the blue trail again going north, but then is takes a curve and heads almost south. Pick up the red trail that still heads south back to the blue trail and that takes you back to the parking area (via that short red trail start).  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney, February 28, 2002

Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Betula sp. (gray or white birch)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree)
Ostrya virginiana (American hop hornbeam)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus prinus (chestnut oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Quercus velutina (black oak)
Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock)

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel)
Kalmia latifolia (mountain laurel)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Rubus occidentalis (wineberry)
Vaccinium corymbosum (high-bush blueberry)

Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Vitis sp. (grape)

Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Epifagus virginiana (beech drops)
Monotropa uniflora (Indian pipe)
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein)

Carex laxiflora type (sedge)
Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge)

Phragmites australis (giant reed grass)

Ferns and Fern Allies:
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)


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