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Jay Preserve


Overlooking Glen State Park, this property slopes upward off of Glen Road to Cherry Street. The property includes several aged stone walls and pockets of timber among this rocky hillside. On a December 2004 hike through the property a fox was seen darting through the rocky bluffs. The perimeter of the property is marked.

Trails: YES Download Trail Map> Bequest from:
John & Hilda Jay
Total Acres: 16
Special Features:

In one of the initial descriptions of the property, it was noted that the trees on the land comprised a virgin forest of varied species native to the Sandy Hook area. As no structures are thought to have been located on the property, it is assumed that the Jays mostly appreciated the beauty and calming effect the natural space offered.

Facts and Trivia
At the Glen Road frontage which is very steep, the land rises [from the lowest elevation at the NFA sign of 245± feet ASL to a peak raising to 394 feet ASL near the southern most portion of the property ] and then becomes rolling, without much level land. The stand of Pine, Oak, and Tulip trees on the property is very attractive. The entire place is wooded.

Address: 62 Glen Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482
GPS: 41.428429, -73.277721
Parking and Access: Parking near the sign. Caution not to left leaving the parking area due to limited visibility.
Special Note:
In 2012 an Eagle Scout built a trail loop taking visitors along the perimeter of the property.
Property Rules:
This preserve is open to passive recreational activities.
Please leave no evidence of your visit.

Open Sunrise to Sunset.

Pets must remain on a leash; please clean up after your pets.
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