Whitetail Woods

Overview

The Whitetail Woods parcel consists primarily of mature oak woodland features. This area is a pleasant location for a short walk or to cross country ski amongst the oak and pine woodlands.

This parcel contains an unusual amount of American Chestnut stumps and Sprouts. The chestnut blight killed the numerous chestnut trees throughout the Northeast in the early 1900s. However, at least six healthy American Chestnut trees have grown to 20 feet or more at this location. Since 2004, the Conservation Trust land stewards have been clearing around these trees to allow more sunlight to increase their chance for survival and growth.

Trails

Two loop trails developed by the Boy Scouts begin at the off-street parking area.


Directions

Park off Spectacle Pond Road. A Trust sign is adjacent to a kiosk that shows a map of the area.

Map Legend

Orange Outer Loop
White Inner Loop (white trail markers)
Spectacle Pond Road
Picnic Rock

Details

Size: 36.8 acres

Acquired: 1994

Owned by: LCT Conservation Restriction held by: LCT  

History

In 1994, the Tidan Corporation donated this woodland to the Littleton Conservation Trust.


Whitetail Woods Map


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Activities

Hiking/Walking, Wildlife Viewing