Properties are open from sunrise to sunset
Please stay on designated trails
Pets must be leashed at all times
No dumping, littering, smoking, fires, swimming, hunting, or trapping
No motorized vehicles allowed
Camping permitted only with written permission of SLT
Help keep the preserves clean, carry in - carry out
Platt Farm Preserve
The SLT preserved its first farm in 2001, the 110 acre Platt Farm. Located on Flood Bridge Road, the northern portion of the farm is somewhat rugged and provides excellent habitat for nesting birds, such as woodcock, indigo bunting, warblers and field sparrows.
Phillips-Lovdal Farm Preserve
This preserve provides 155 acres of open space for passive recreation, agriculture, and habitat to numerous species of native plants, birds, mammals and amphibians. A trail system including a 5K Course, leads visitors through forests and fields and along streams and stone walls.
This 67 acre parcel of land is located on West Purchase Road. It is named for naturalist and trailblazer Gerald Ivers, a longtime member of the Board of Trustees. The trails traverse woodlands, wetlands and some steep slopes. It also connects with Bassett Preserve trails for a longer more wide-ranging hike.
This 112 acre preserve on Gilbert Road was donated to the Trust by Dorothy and Harry Bassett. The land has a rich history of commercial and agricultural use. Several mostly level trails go through wooded property of babbling brooks, native wildflowers, and the very unusual ruins of a commercial laundry from the mid 1800’s.
The Koons Preserve is a 40-acre parcel named in honor of Walter and Harriet Koons, who had long admired the property and assisted in its acquisition. The primary scenic feature is the rocky ravine and the numerous waterfalls that are formed when Spruce Brook drops 170 feet as it flows through the property.
Fox Hollow Preserve
The Fox Hollow preserve has 23 wooded acres and one .6 mile trail. The property is situated on a high point in town with some views, nestled in a quiet neighborhood at the end of a cul de sac.