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Whittemore Sanctuary

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Description

The Whittemore Sanctuary is 686 acres and it is managed by the Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust.  It was aquired by the FLanders in 1999. The trails are open to the public 7 days a week year round. Flanders also offers environmental and educational programs.

For those not familiar with the area, White Deer Rock Rd is partially a dirt road. The 3 car parking space off of White Deerk Rock road is not paved.

The sancturay contains two ponds. The smaller pond lies at the junction of the green and blue trails. At this location there is a single picnic table.

The larger pond is the home of many different types of birds. There is a wooden structure on the north side of the larger pond off the yellow trail which allows a great vantage point for bird watching.

General information

Fee
Open to the public; Dontations are accepted.
Parking Spaces 10+ at route 64, 3 at White Deer Rock Rd.
Activities

Walking, Hiking, Biking, Running, 

X-country skiing

Pets Yes
Trail map HikeCT large trail map


Eagle



Trail information

Blaze Color Green
Length .23 miles
Altitude Gain  South to North: 89 ft

 North to South: 16 ft
Approximate Hike Time .08 hours
Trail Condition Dirt



Blue Trail


Trail information

Blaze Color Blue
Length 1.04 miles
Altitude Gain North to South: 72 ft

South to North 108 ft
Approximate Hike Time .34 hours
Trail Condition Dirt



The Blue trail next to the center pond/bog requires a higher degree of effort in order to traverse. The path is un-even in most places immediately when it gets close to the edge of the water. The trail also has a number of branches that you may need to duck under or hop around in order to get past.

Yellow Trail


Trail information

Blaze Color Yellow
Length .62 miles
Altitude Gain South-East to North-West: 52 ft

North-West to South-East: 52 ft
Approximate Hike Time  .2 hours
Trail Condition Dirt



While perhaps not quite as wide as the White trail, the yellow trail is very easy to walk on. There are a couple of places where water collects on the trail, but there are also wooden planks laid down in order to help provide passage.

White Trail


Trail information

Blaze Color White
Length  3.88 miles
Altitude Gain Clockwise: 623ft

Counter Clockwise: 666ft
Approximate Hike Time 1.6 hours
Trail Condition Dirt



The While trail is very wide (6+ ft in most places) for the most part. The terrain is very easy to walk on. There are some portions of the trail where there is some elevation gain but most of it is flat. This is a great trail for a leasurely stroll or for a beginner hiker.



Orange Trail



Trail information

Blaze Color Orange
Length .35 miles
Altitude Gain East to West: 105 ft

West to East: 59 ft
Approximate Hike Time  .12 hours
Trail Condition Dirt



The orange trail has the appeance of not being traveled quite as often as the rest of the trails. While there are not branches to duck under, there are a number of rocks on this trail. This can make sure footing a little harder to obtain.

Purple Trail



Trail information

Blaze Color Purple
Length .37 miles
Altitude Gain North to South: 203 ft

South to North: 10 ft
Approximate Hike Time  .14 hours
Trail Condition Dirt



The purple trail provides access to 3 parking places on the north end of the sanctuary. This trail slopes almost its entire length.