This attractive parcel was the gift of Mildred W. Church, the widow of Bernard Church, and of her two daughters and her son. Bernard Church was Town Clerk of Chaplin for 52 years.

This preserve offers four distinct habitats for wildlife. In addition to the young oak-hickory forest that covers much of it, there are also two agricultural fields – one in corn and one in hay. A small marsh lies in the northeast corner and is surrounded by shrubby vegetation that provides good wildlife cover.

Location: Chaplin, CT, off Tower Hill Road
Donors: Members of the Church family in honor of their father, Bernard Church.
Acres: 37 acres
Preserved: 1993
Stewards: Richard Weingart, Kitty LeShay
Trail Map: Click here for the trail map. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view or print our trail maps.
Street Map: Click here for the Google map
Directions: Heading north on Route 89, at the traffic light at the intersection of Mount Hope Road, take a right over the bridge and go 1.1 miles to Bujak Road on the left. The trailhead is 0.1 miles down Bujak Road on the right.