About Jennings Woods Preserve
A glimpse of how much of Weston may have looked to the first English settlers 300 years ago. The red trail is a 20-minute walk around and over marshy wetlands, and through unusually dense woodlands. The trail reveals a diverse mix of plant life, including a pervasive undergrowth of laurel. A singular knoll covered with specimen beech trees marks the trails end. The white trail connects to the extensive Aquarian trail system along the Saugatuck Reservoir.
Historical Note: Weston was not home to any of the five nomadic clans that made up the Paugausett tribe; however Weston was a choice area for their hunting and gathering forays with its blackberries, currents, and magnificent stands of chestnuts and walnuts.
Directions & Parking:
Newtown Turnpike (Rt 53) north to Godfrey Road; right on Godfrey; right on Catbrier; left on Pepperbush. Preserve entrance marked by sign on right. Park along Pepperbush.