Bartholomew Preserve

The nature preserve is perfect for meandering.

Bartholomew Preserve

Town: Old Lyme

Directions: From I-95, take Exit 71. From either direction, take a left off of the ramp onto Fourmile River Road. At stop sign, bear right onto Rt. 156/Shore Rd. Follow Rt. 156 for about 3.7 miles, then turn right onto Buttonball Rd. The preserve is north of the narrow bridge over the railroad tracks.

Where to Park: Entrance has parking for about 3 cars on a grassy area.

Description: An easy loop trail of about a half mile through a nature preserve.

Regulations: Closed at sunset.

Amenities: None.

Natural Features: A bog bisects the property and a large flock of turkeys lives in the area.

Fees: Free.

Owned by: Town of Old Lyme

More information: www.old-lymeconservtrust.org (page 9 of PDF)

In spring, the bog pops with color.
In spring, the bog pops with color.
The route is flat and easy to navigate.
The route is flat and easy to navigate.
They aren’t really needed, but signs help show the way.
They aren’t really needed, but signs help show the way.

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