Bartholomew Preserve

The nature preserve is perfect for meandering.
The nature preserve is perfect for meandering. Karin Crompton/The Day

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: Old Lyme Conservation Trust

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

The preserve offers easy crossings of its swampy areas.
The preserve offers easy crossings of its swampy areas. Karin Crompton/The Day
In spring, the bog pops with color.
In spring, the bog pops with color. Karin Crompton/The Day
The route is flat and easy to navigate.
The route is flat and easy to navigate. Karin Crompton/The Day
They aren’t really needed, but signs help show the way.
They aren’t really needed, but signs help show the way. Karin Crompton/The Day

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