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Fort Shantok Trail Development and Pond Restoration

Community enjoys restored trail and park

Uncasville, Connecticut

If you were walking through the Mohegan Indian Tribal lands in Connecticut, you might have come across an old foot path. Degraded, underused, and companioned only by a silt-filled pond. However, a little while ago, the Mohegan Indian Tribal community embarked on the restoration of the Tantequidgeon Pond in Fort Shantok Park. A project that not only renewed the trail and the pond, but added comforts and added to the landscape.

We designed new multi-use, ADA accessible trails encircling the pond and traversing the wooded uplands. As for the pond, we developed grading and planting plans for the restoration of all six acres of water and its surrounding wetlands. And there was even space for a new one-acre pond. A railed, naturally colored boardwalk crosses the larger pond now, and a number of overlooks and sitting areas give a view of the new island features. 

Now, Fort Shantok Park has a beautiful walking and leisure area.

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