Salem Land Trust

Hike the Salem Land Trust

The Salem Land Trust has been growing quickly in recent years and has a handful of interesting properties to explore.  There are ancient trees, gorges, balanced rocks, and tiny vistas spread across their 14 miles of trails

There are longer connections along the Richard Goodwin Trail an other locations to explore in Salem

Property List:

  • Bingham Preserve — ★★– .5 miles — A short trail with a view of a beaver pond at the back side
  • Big Brook Gorge Preserve — ★★– .6 miles — A short trail that dead ends in a gorge with an option to climb its high bank
  • Darling Road Preserve — ★★★– .25 miles —
  • Salem Riverside Preserve –★★– .25 miles — A short well maintained lollipop loop with a view of the Eightmile River
  • Smuggler’s Rock Preserve — ★★★–
  • Tatson’s Woods –★★–
  • Woodland Warbler Preserve –Unexplored– 2.6 miles — The trust’s newest property!
  • Zemko Sawmill –★★
  • Walden Preserve –★★★–

Tatson’s Woods


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Tatson’s Woods Preserve Salem Land Trust 8 acres in Salem, CT Parking: Next to the driveway near 1 Woodbridge Rd, Salem, CT  Trail Map    Trails: 1.2… Read more…

Bingham Preserve


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Alf & Sylvia Bingham Preserve Salem Land Trust 4 acres in Salem, CT Parking: Tiny lot for 2 cars at 194 Darling Road Salem, CT Trail Map The… Read more…

Walden Preserve


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Walden Preserve The Nature Conservancy managed by The Salem Land Trust 400 acres in Salem, CT Parking: Small lot near 191 Hagen Rd, Salem, CT Trail Map   … Read more…