The trail system at Elderslie Preserve offers varying degrees of difficulty. The Red Trail is an easy walk, the Yellow Trail is a moderate hike, the Orange Trail is a hard hike. The Blue Trail begins as an easy hike in the south and becomes more difficult.
The preserve includes the headwaters of the Wepawaug River and provides breeding habitat for a number of rare species, including marbled and four-toed salamanders. Glacial erratics are also visible along portions of the trail system, including Big Boulder - one of the largest glacial erratics in the state.
Colonial foundations can be located on the Eldserlie Preserve adjacent to Peck Road. To the south, the trail off Orchard Road includes a cairn, a heap of stones piled up as either a memorial or landmark.
A major section of the Naugatuck Trail (blue trail) passes through Elderslie and has a northern access point on Route 67 and a southern access point at the junction of North Racebrook and Historic Indian Trail.
This land is for passive recreation use only.
The main entrance and parking for the Elderslie Preserve is located on Peck Hill Road. From the Amity Shopping Center, follow Amity Road (Route 63) north approx 3.1 miles to the west/ left on Seymour Road (Route 67) for 2 miles, and then left onto Peck Hill Road. A sign for the Elderslie Preserve will be on the right side with a left entrance to the parking lot.
The main Greenway trail can be accessed from the northern end on Route 67 (opposite 124 Seymour Road, parking lot for 8 cars), or on the southern end, at the intersection of Indian Trail and North Racebrook Road. The small Indian Trail Road parking lot is next to 3 Indian Trail (3 car lot and on-road parking).
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