Posted on October 18, 2016 and last updated on January 02, 2023

Chaffin Pond Preserve at Donnabeth Lippman Park, Windham


  • 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.

Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!