Woodstock

In September of 2016, Woodstock residents Bet Zimmerman Smith and Patrick Smith donated a 58-acre property to the Wyndham Land Trust in honor of  Douglas Craig Zimmerman. The land, now called the Rocky Hill Refuge, sits on the highest point of Rocky Hill Road in Woodstock and is a combination of agricultural field and forest. A 12-lot subdivision had been approved on the lot some years ago, but Bet and Patrick were able to buy the land and convert the subdivision back into open space that will be protected into perpetuity by the land trust.

An old logging road from Rocky Hill Road makes a nice walk through the property on level ground. The logging road runs approximately half a mile from Rocky Hill Road toward the southern end of the property. You can return across the open field. Dogs must be kept on a leash to avoid disturbing the wildlife.