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Elizabeth B. Karter Watch Rock Preserve - "Watch Rock"

Watch Rock is a 25 acre preserve on the Duck River, a tributary of the Connecticut River.  Picnicking and walking are permitted from 6AM to sunset any day, year round. 

Directions. The Watch Rock property (25.3 acres) is reached by taking McCurdy Road from the center of town, crossing 156, and turning right on Joel Drive, then a left and a quick right brings you to the entrance and the parking lot.
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Trail. The trail starts at the northwest corner of the parking lot and leads to several more trails along the shoreline. There are picnic benches along the outlet of the Duck River and numerous places along the shoreline from which to fish and catch blue crabs in season.


Steward. Mariette Brown
Please contact our steward if you have any questions, concerns or comments regarding this property or use our online Property Report Form.



Visitor Rules

The following applies to all properties owned and managed by OLCT:

  • No littering, always carry out what you carry in, please bring a bag to put your garbage in.

  • No ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles).
    Trails get beat up and might be dangerous for anyone else to use.
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  • All dogs/pets under your control at all times.

  • Stay on the trails and do not trespass on adjacent land.

  • Do not mark trees, start fires, camp or collect plants or mineral.

For more information please see our General Information A-Z section.

Let's take care of what we have got so we can enjoy it for a long time to come!

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