The property was the gift of Ellen D. Preston and was named in memory of her late husband. A loop trail more than a mile long passes through two open fields, farm lands, and along the Little River.

The eastern portion was used as pastureland as recently as the 1990s. It provides an increasingly rare habitat for shrub-loving species. It has been left to revert to forest, as has the remainder of the preserve which is covered by a 30-year-old oak-hickory forest.

About the Property

Location: Hampton, Connecticut
Donors: Ellen D. Preston
Acreage: 107.34
Preserved in: 1977, 1988
Steward:  Scott Matthies

Trail Information

Trail Map: Click here for the trail map. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view or print our trail maps.
Directions: Across the street from Kimball Hill Road on Route 97 in Hampton. Parking along the shoulder of Route 97.