Rock Spring Preserve

Wooden signs point the way at the Rock Spring Preserve in Scotland on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
Wooden signs point the way at the Rock Spring Preserve in Scotland on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

About Rock Spring Preserve

Town: Scotland
Directions: Take I-395 to exit 18 and go north on Route 97 for 11.5 miles. Trailhead is on the right after the Spignesi Wildlife Management Area.
Where to Park: Dirt parking area on the east side of Route 97.
Description: A 450-acre preserve with a three-mile loop trail and several shorter cut-off trails.
Regulations: To maintain the ecological integrity of the preserve, the following activities are not allowed: collection of plant or animal specimens, camping, fires, fishing, hunting, bicycling, and use of motorized vehicles. Pets are not allowed on Nature Conservancy preserves.
Amenities: None.
Natural Features: An overlook of the Little River valley, bird and beaver habitat, and spring bubbling up from the ground.
Fees: None.
Owned by: The Nature Conservancy
More information: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/connecticut/placesweprotect/rock-spring-preserve.xml

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