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The Two Sisters work crew pauses for a minute.

The Two Sisters Tract was generously donated to the Trust by the original ‘two sisters’. Elaine Mrosek and Josephine Krikorian, in the year 2001.

The preserve consists of two parcels, one eight acre parcel and one 32 acre, split by the Air Line State Park Trail (an old railroad bed once connecting  Boston with  New York and now known as the “Air Line Trail”).  A path leads from Route 6 across the eight acre parcel to a steep wooden staircase that leads up to the Air Line Trail.  The entrance to the loop trail on the larger parcel is directly across the former railroad bed. The  start of the path can be taken in either direction and will loop back to the starting point. This trail is one mile long.  For a longer walk, park on Route  203 and walk north along the Air Line Trail  .86 miles until you reach the Two Sisters Tract.  If you walk the loop and that part of the Airline Trail, the total distance is 2.6 miles.

Visitors are advised to wear blaze orange and take precautions when hiking during hunting season. The surrounding properties are actively hunted.

Going south, the Air Line Trail leads past another land trust preserve, the Windham Atlantic White Cedar Bog.

Location: Chaplin
Donors: Elaine Mrosek and Josephine Krikorian
Acres: 40 acres
Preserved: 2001
Stewards: Bill Philbrick and Gene Bowen
Trail Map: Click here for the trail map. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view or print our trail maps.
Street Map: Click here for the Google map
Directions: Route 6, approximately 2 1/4 miles east of Willimantic Walmart store, or .8 miles north of the intersection of Route 203 and Route 6. The parcel lies between Quintana Memorials and the Pleasant View Motel. There is parking on the shoulder of Route 6.