QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 123 acres
- Trail Mileage: ~ 2 miles in network
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: ponds, woods, park
Deer Hollow/Mud Pond trails in blue; Chaffin Pond Preserve trails in green; snowmobile trail in yellow
This is a fun town-owned park to take kids because (at least during my October 2016 visit), there is a little trail with signs along the way exhorting children to mimic the movements of animals, like frogs, kangaroos, and horses. There is also a playground, and the trails around the pond are pretty, easy and easy to follow (although there aren’t many blazes or trail signs), and they include a boardwalk.
The loop around the pond is roughly 1.2 miles. The trail over to Mud Pond Nature Reserve is 0.6 miles.
Directions: Heading North on Route 302 in Windham, travel .6 miles from the intersection of Routes 302 and 35. Look for a dirt road on the right just before the Sherwin Williams paint store.