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Dame Forest



The Dame Forest contains a mix of wetland and upland habitats, including beaver marshes, seeps, vernal pools, and Appalachian oak-sugar maple forests. These natural communities provide excellent habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, turtles, and amphibians. Along the Sweet Trail that runs through the Dame Forest and other adjacent properties (see Trail Info below), you can experience many different natural communities and catch glimpses of wildlife including beaver, great blue heron, belted kingfisher, osprey, wood frog, and several species of turtle.

  • This property is open dawn to dusk
  • Carry out all trash
  • Dogs must remain under control and owners must pack out all dog waste
  • No motorized wheeled vehicles
  • No camping
  • No Campfires
  • Hunting and fishing are allowed
  • Leave natural and cultural features undisturbed
Allowed Activities
Wildlife Watching
Cross Country Skiing
Dog Walking
Good For

Additional Information

Accessibility Description

Longmarsh Road Parking

*WINTER ACCESS: This parking lot is plowed during the winter.*

Dame Forest – on Dame Road and Longmarsh Road. It is at least a 1/3 mile hike to the Dame Forest from Longmarsh Road, the closest of these parking areas.

NOTE: The Forest Society does not plow or guarantee access to this property or its parking areas during the winter.