Our Preserves Grab a map and go explore!
We love knowing folks are hiking our trails and connecting with nature on our properties which allow public access– after all, it’s a significant part of what we do! Please assist by observing our Trail Stewardship Guidelines: We welcome hiking, fishing, cross-country skiing & snowshoeing, birding and photography.
- “Leave No Trace” — Leave only footsteps, take only photos. Carry out and properly dispose of whatever you bring in.
- Please keep dogs leashed.
- The collection of plants or animals is prohibited.
- Hunting, trapping, use of firearms or other weapons is prohibited.
- Respect our farmers by staying off fields during the growing season and steering clear of operating machinery and livestock.
- No campfires.
- Motorized vehicles are not allowed.
- All preserves close at dusk.
- If you see something, please say something. Report acts of vandalism to our resident state trooper at 860-354-0089 and/or our LLT office 860-361-9310.
- Be Bear Smart. If encountering a bear while hiking, make your presence known by yelling or making other loud noises. Usually a bear will move from an area once it detects humans. If it does not retreat, slowly leave the area and find an alternate route. The DEEP’s 24-hour dispatch line at 860-424-3333, or use this report form. For more information, explore the CT DEEP site.
- Be Weather Smart. Please use good judgment with weather conditions.