Burnham Brook Preserve

East Haddam, CT 06423

Trails provide easy access; trail map available at entrance.

Open year-round, dawn to dusk

Things To Do

What to See: Plants
This large and varied preserve includes a wide variety of oaks, hickory, beech, birch, maple, and conifers, as well as a mountain laurel and other shrubs, and many herbs and wildflowers.

What to See: Animals
More than 180 bird species have been sighted on the preserve.

Plan Your Visit
Please enjoy your visit to this preserve.  The Nature Conservancy welcomes passive recreation, including hiking, birding, canoeing, nature study and cross-country skiing. 

To ensure those who visit after you are able to enjoy the same experience you have, please remember to stay on designated trails, pack out everything you brought in, and contact our office at: 203 568 6270 or ct@tnc.org if you notice any problems. 

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.

From the north:
Follow Route 2 and then Route 11.
Take exit 5, "Witch Meadow Road", turn right and go 0.5 mile, then turn left onto West Road.
Continue 3 miles to Dolbia Hill Road (second right).

From the west:
Take Interstate 95 to exit 70 in Old Lyme.
Turn left on Route 156 and drive about 9 miles to its end.
Turn right onto Route 82 and continue about 2.5 miles, then turn left onto Woodbridge Road.
Drive one mile, then turn left onto Dolbia Hill Road.

From the east:
Follow Interstate 95 to exit 77; turn right onto Route 85 and drive about ten miles to the Route 82 intersection.
Turn left onto Route 82 and go 2.3 miles.
Turn right onto Woodbridge Road.
Drive one mile, then turn left onto Dolbia Hill Road.
Preserve entrance is 0.5 miles up Dolbia Hill Road on the right.

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