With over 60 preserves, the Middlesex Land Trust has preserved almost 900 acres of land in northern Middlesex County.
With the help of Wesleyan University, Esri/ArcGIS, Clearwater Paper and many volunteers, the Land Trust is currently working on a new Preserve Mapping Project with the goal of mapping our preserves and making location and trial maps available on-line.
One of our first maps is:
Highland Pond Preserve, Middletown
Other maps made through the project will become available in the next few weekis so keep an eye out this Spring.
Until then, here are some of our older maps, though please beware: trails may have changed, moved or disappeared completely.
Palmer Preserve, Portland
Boardman Preserve, Middletown
A listing of many of the Middlesex Land Trust Preserves:
Cedar Meadows – A 27 acre preserve located on Penfield Hill Road, Portland.
Shailer Ledges – A 22 acre preserve located on Maromas Road in Middletown.
Union Hill – An 8 acre preserve located on Middle Haddam Road in East Hampton.
Boardman Preserve – An 88 acre preserve located off Boardman Lane in Middletown.
Pine Brook Markham – A 27 1/4 acre preserve located at the end of Pine Brook Road in East Hampton.
R.H. Collins Nature Preserve – An 11.75 acre preserve off Michele Drive, Portland.
Kruger Farm – A 50 acre preserve located on Quarry Hill Road on Haddam Neck, Haddam.
Pine Brook Falls – A 40 acre preserve with access on Sexton Hill Road, East Hampton. This preserve was joined with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Salmon River Division in 2011.
Kelley Preserve – A 1 1/2 acre parcel located on Middle Haddam Road, Portland.
Palmer-Taylor Preserve – A 70 acre preserve on Middle Haddam Road in Portland. This is also the location of the MLT Erinmore Barn, and is one of our signature preserves.
Pocotopaug Preserve – A 1/2 acre preserve on Spellman Point Road, East Hampton.
Sterry Preserve – A 1/5 acre preserve on Old Marlbourgh Turnpike, Portland.
Chatham Ridge – A 17 1/2 acre preserve on Stewart Hill Road in Portland.
Pine Brook Preserve – A 24 1/2 acre preserve on Chestnut Hill Road, East Hampton.
Pocotopaug Prime – A 30 1/2 acre preserve off Bay Road in East Hampton
Taylor Hill – A 3 3/4 acre preserve on Breezy Corner Road in Portland.
Salonia Preserve – A 1 1/2 acre parcel on Bartholomew Road in Middletown.
Trebert Preserve – A tiny preserve located on Front Street in Middletown.
Bourgoin Preserve – A 1 1/2 acre parcel off Serafin Terrace in East Hampton.
Sellew Preserve – A 36 1/2 acre preserve off Dogwood Drive in East Hampton. This preserve is also accessible from the Airline Trail.
Highland Pond – A 30 acre preserve located off Atkins, Bell and Saw Mill Roads in Middletown. This preserve has the Connecticut Blue Trial and a beautiful pond.
Oak Ledges – An 8 1/4 acre preserve located on South Road in Portland.
Sklodosky Preserve – A 6 1/3 acre parcel located on Emily Lane in East Hampton.
Taylor Brook – a 1 acre preserve on Middle Haddam Road in Portland.
Hill Preserve – a 1/2 acre preserve located on East High Street in East Hampton.
King Preserve – A 6 3/4 acre preserve off Sisk Street in Middletown.
Okumsett Preserve – A 5 3/4 acre preserve off Penfield Hill Road in Portland.
Lyceum Fields – A 24 acre preserve off Milbrook Road in Middletown. This preserve is part of the Sumner Brook Corridor.
Pine Brook Gordon – A 3 acre parcel on Chestnut Hill Road in East Hampton.
Carlson Preserve – A 16 acre preserve located on William Street in Portland.
Christopher Brook – A 3 1/2 acre preserve on Christopher Road in East Hampton.
Rabbit Brook – A 10 3/4 acre preserve located on Cox Road in East Hampton.
James Longworth – A 1 acre parcel located on Chamberlin Hill Road in Middletown.
Abe Temkin – A 27 acre preserve located on Cedar Terrace in Portland.
Kelsey Farms – A 6 1/2 acre preserve on Arbutus Street in Middletown.
Delbert Harris Preserve – A 39 1/4 acre preserve on Millbrook Road in Middletown.
Marino Preserve – A 1 3/4 acre preserve located on Mill Street in Middletown.
Benson Preserve – A 13 1/2 acre preserve located on Stantack Road in Middletown.
Caslow Preserve – A 21 1/2 acre preserve on Country Club Road in Middletown.
Mica Ledges – A 68 acre preserve off Creampot Road in Durham.
Parmelee Brook – A 7 1/2 acre preserve on Indian Lane in Durham.
Caplin Preserve – A 2 acre parcel on the Connecticut River in Portland.
Holmgren Preserve – a 3 1/2 acre parcel located off Hurd Park and Clarkhurst Roads in Eash Hampton and Haddam.
Coginchaug Quarry – a 17 1/2 acre preserve on Meetinghouse Hill in Durham.
Harper Preserve – a 2 1/4 acre parcel located on the Connecticut River in Portland.
Snuggy Kalinowski Preserve – A 2 1/2 acre parcel on Grove Street, Portland.
James Longworth Preserve – A 12 1/4 acrepreserve on Millbrook Road, Middletown.
Cobalt Landing – A 1/2 acre parcel providing access to the CT River, located on Oakum Dock Rd, East Hampton.
Taylor Brook Preserve – A 61/4 acre preserve off Route 66 Portland.
Johnson Preserve – A 15 1/2 acre preserve on Grove Street, Portland.
General John Hoar – A 2 3/4 acre preserve on Cox Road, Portland.
Cassa Preserve – A 7 acre parcel on Round Hill Road, Middletown.
Jackson Farms – A 5.5 acre parcel on Wilcox Road, Middletown.
Abe Tempkin Preserve – A 6 acre preserve with trails located on Cedar Terrace, Portland.
Leaska-Pearson – A 20 acre parcel located on Forest Street, Middletown.