Moss Sanctuary

Named for the accomplished UConn forestry professor Albert E. Moss (and containing an abundance of moss), Moss Sanctuary serves as an intimate showcase of several native habitats. A healthy grove of hemlock and white pine provides deep green in every season, before the trail opens up to a view of Tift Pond. This fairly large pond is a shining centerpiece reflecting both the liveliness and calm of the surrounding forest. The outer loop trail continues into wetlands and further into upland forest. Look to towering old hardwoods as a testament to resilience on the steady inclines and declines of this walk.
  • Tift Pond at the Moss Sanctuary (Photo: Henry Frye)


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