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Ashumet Holly and Wildlife Sanctuary

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Winter visit to Ashumet Holly and Wildlife Sanctuary

Although all the vegetation is dormant and no sign of animal activity this time of year, taking our... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2016
Vernon, Connecticut
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Lots of holly trees!

My husband and I spent an hour walking the trails here in early April. There are so many cool holly... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2016
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  • Average7%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible0%
Aug 8, 2017
“Disappointed ”
Jan 23, 2017
“Hoping for Something Better!”
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

After reading and hearing such good things about this place husband and I were excited to visit. Place was so run down. Pond looked like a swamp. Signs for a Vernon pool?! There was none. Mystery tree?! Would love to see trees when they are...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Jamie W
Reviewed January 23, 2017

After reading the online description of this sanctuary, hubby & I were anticipating a really special place. As soon as we found it and parked, the place seemed run down. Like in a previous reviewer, perhaps being off-season and no upkeep, the sanctuary is massively...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank lighthouselady63
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Although all the vegetation is dormant and no sign of animal activity this time of year, taking our first walk through the sanctuary was a nice relaxing experience. Trails are in good shape and well marked. We look forward to returning to see it in...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Jallard0600
Reviewed September 29, 2016

Maybe it's off-season for Holly, and to be honest we didn't try to walk the entire Sanctuary, but pretty much all we saw was an awful lot of those terrible thorn bushes and some vine that was overtaking everything. On the plus side, the berries...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Bill K
Reviewed April 18, 2016

My husband and I spent an hour walking the trails here in early April. There are so many cool holly trees, which we don't see too often. Very peaceful spot.

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Moc123
Reviewed May 6, 2015

My wife and I hiked the trails in this sanctuary. We were alone on the day we explored the place. Just being away from the noise of town would have been enough, but walking the trails along the large pond and through the woods full...More

Date of experience: May 2015
5  Thank JohnCatskill_NY
Reviewed October 2, 2014

If you want a big-time strenuous hike, this isn't it. But if you enjoy leisurely strolls and easy trails, this is a great peaceful place to be. The trails provide opportunities to occasionally stop, sit, and enjoy the view. We visited on a late summer...More

Date of experience: September 2014
4  Thank Brian F
Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

One Saturday afternoon my two teenage daughters, my husband and I hiked in this beautiful. Peaceful spot. We spent 45 minutes roaming around reasonably well marked trails, taking photos of scenery and ourselves and giggling at our own poor mapping skills and mostly enjoying having...More

2  Thank 957CynthiaF
Reviewed May 3, 2014

Sweet spot for meandering through woods, around a pond, down lanes, and through a Holly Forrest, with spring flowers in bloom.

Date of experience: April 2014
4  Thank KellyVT
Reviewed March 25, 2014

Great wide trails, we really enjoyed the foliage. I can imagine when the rhododendrums are blooming, it must be just beautiful. Even in March, we saw some crocuses poking their heads out!

Date of experience: March 2014
1  Thank Ginette H
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