WCSU Covid-19 Information Fall 2021

Westside Nature Preserve

Directions and Map

Take Exit 2 off of I-84 going east; turn left at the light at the end of the exit ramp and right at the next light, then drive about two miles along Mill Plain Road.  Across from the Stop and Shop on your right, make a left onto University Boulevard, then see below

 

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Take Exit 4 off of I-84 going west; turn right at the light at the end of the exit ramp, and drive about one mile along Mill Plain Road. Across from the Stop and Shop on your left, make a right onto University Boulevard, then see below

 

Drive down University Boulevard, past the tennis courts on the right, as far as the maintenance building on the left. Park on either side of the road, uphill of the “No Parking” signs.  Walk down the road to the new section of University Boulevard and bear right.

Walk on the right side of the guard rail (i.e., off the road); go up the hill along the guard rail.  At the crest of the hill go downhill as you veer diagonally to your right and you will see a sign, kiosk, and brochure box at the entrance to the WNP and its two trails. Enjoy your hike! After the hike check yourself for ticks!!

If you would like a self-guided tour of the Northern and Southern trails, which start at either of the two the kiosks, pick up a guide at the brochure box next to one of the two kiosks.

 

Below is a map of the Northern Trail: