Great Cedars (West) Conservation Area

The morning sun filters through tall oaks and maples at the Great Cedars Conservation Area.
The morning sun filters through tall oaks and maples at the Great Cedars Conservation Area.

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Great Cedars (West) Conservation Area

Town: Old Saybrook

Directions: From Interstate 95, take Exit 67, turn right to go north on Elm St./Ingham Hill Road for 1.3 miles, turn left at sign for preserve.

Where to Park: There is a gravel parking area at entrance.

Description: Great Cedars is a 320-acre property with about 1.5 miles of trails through woodlands and along the shores of Lake Rockview and a cedar swamp. It is located a short distance off I-95, which is visible from the trail across Lake Rockview.

Regulations: Dogs must be on leashes; closes at dusk.

Amenities: None.

Natural Features: The preserve contains the largest stand of great Atlantic white cedars in the state.

Fees: Free.

Things to note: Trail passes by the Hay House, an organic farm. One of the trails connects to Clark Community Park.

Owned by: Old Saybrook Land Trust, Town of Old Saybrook

More information: http://www.oslt.org/great_cedars.htm

http://oldsaybrookct.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/OldSaybrookCT_CC/CC_trail_maps/great%20cedars%202.pdf

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