The 30 acre Shenipsit Woods property was purchased in December 2010 with funds provided by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, the Town of Ellington, and the Jessie B. Cox Charitable Lead Trust-Cox Family Foundation at the Boston Foundation.
The property is located in the upland forest between Porter Road and Webster Road in Ellington. It abuts the Shenipsit State Forest and provides a hiking trail that connects to the Soapstone Mountain Blue Blazed Trail. It also provides watershed protection for Charter’s Brook, an important source of high quality water for Shenipsit Reservoir. Shenipsit Woods is part of a large forest block with excellent wildlife habitat.