Connecticut College Arboretum, New London

4.6
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Connecticut College Arboretum is a 300 ha (750 acres) arboretum and botanical gardens, founded in 1931, and located on the campus of Connecticut College and in the towns of New London and Waterford, Connecticut, United States.
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  • This is a perfect place to get lost and is free-of-charge to enter. It absolutely a great place to just meander around or to take a brisk walk. The last time I came I took in the beauty of the...  more »
  • We were a bit early for our appointment in the admissions office. It was easy to park on the street and walk in to the Arboretum. The initial view from where we entered was stunning. It was a typical....  more »
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  • A fantastic arboretum filled with several flora collections, walking paths and a large lake. A great place to see Connecticut's indigenous foliage, as well as exotic species. Also this arboretum and the Mamacoke island preserve act as bird sanctuaries for the area and attracts a fair diversity of avian species. It also happens to be a regular gathering place for the college's many functions, concerts, and proms. The hiking trails are well maintained and not very difficult. Enjoy a comfortable walk, in wetlands, deciduous forests, wildflower gardens, and conifer gardens
  • Nice place for a short walk or picnic. Particularly nice during autumn when the foliage changes

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