Trail Length: 9.9 miles
Allowed Uses: Hiking Only
The Stony Creek Trails traverse the Brooks R. Kelley, Van Wie, and the Hoadley Creek Preserves. These preserves combined form a contiguous 535-acre open space. These three preserves create one of the wildest natural areas in Branford. Featuring wetlands and streams, as well as ridgelines, this trail system offers many secluded hikes. A portion of the 28-mile Branford Trail, which follows the Town’s border and is marked with white circles, traverses the Stony Creek region. An internal property is leased by the Town of Branford to a company that continues to quarry the world-famous Stony Creek pink granite.
Stony Creek Preserve Trails are connected to Westwoods, a 1,200-acre wooded forestland in Guilford. Westwoods has an extensive trail system maintained by the Guilford Land Conservation Trust. The two systems are connected by a single trail blazed with a green rectangle.
The Stony Creek Preserve Trails are maintained cooperatively by the Branford Land Trust and the Town of Branford. Preserve Trails are open from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.