QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: Not sure
- Trail Mileage: 1.4 miles in network
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: Views of Webb Cove and islands, old granite quarry
If you turn right onto the .3-mile Glacial Erratic Trail after leaving the parking area, you’ll begin your walk in cool, mossy evergreen woods. The Glacial Erratic Trail deposits you onto the white smooth granite of the quarry, which is slightly curved like the side of a moon. Blazes on the stone mark the way to the top, where you’ll have gorgeous views of Webb Cove, the islands of Merchants Row, and Isle au Haut. It’s so cool here! A great hike for kids, as long as no one falls over one of the granite edges. The granite of the quarry is made up of pink and white feldspar and quartz, and once was used for courthouse columns and (stately) bridges. The quarry closed for good in 1980. The Island Heritage Trust offers information for a self-guided tour.
Directions: From Route 15 in Stonington, turn onto Oceanville Road. The quarry trailhead and kiosk will be on the right in just under a mile.