Preserves owned by the Salisbury Association may be enjoyed by the public in numerous ways. We develop trails for walking, hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, where appropriate. Some of our preserves provide stunning views, and some provide a challenging workout. All provide a quiet place for the enjoyment of nature. Come and enjoy the sights, sounds, and beauty of our area. Take nothing away with you but memories, and leave nothing behind but footprints!
Hiking Trails & Preserves
Scenic views, habitat for endangered animal and plant species, and pristine water source. 79 acres on Wetawanchu Mountain, bordered by the Appalachian Trail, with a 1.3 mile-loop hiking trail.
Wilderness trails within easy access to Salisbury. 125-acre preserve with three trails open to hikers and cross-country skiers.
Short walking trail around a grassland field, plus open views of the Housatonic River. 39-acre preserve of former farmland.
Scenic views, habitat for protected animal and plant species, and valuable resource for Salisbury’s drinking water. 241 acres on Mt Riga.
Easy walking, biking, and cross-country skiing through varied habitats. 92.4 acres on a town-owned former railroad right-of-way between Salisbury and Lakeville.
Schlesinger Bird Preserve
Habitat for breeding and nesting by various bird species. 19-acres of old field, shrubland, and young woodland.
Beautiful meadow bordered by a stone wall in the center of Salisbury. 2.75 acres of open field between the 1772 Stiles House and Bushnell Tavern.
Open space with magnificent scenic vistas, prime agricultural soils, and diverse wildlife habitat. 51.7 acres on the border of Lakeville and Sharon.
Open space with meadow view. 3 acres near the Salisbury–Lakeville border.