Honey Hill Preserve
About Honey Hill Preserve
The preserve is an ideal spot for a family walk. The trails are wide and relatively smooth, and the landscape offers a mix of rises, wetlands, and modest outcroppings. Rock walls thread through much of the preserve indicating it was once a collection of woodlots harvested by early settlers to fuel their stoves and fireplaces. The two miles of existing trails have been expanded into the recently-acquired 38-acre Belknap property contiguous acreage which expanded Honey Hill to 119-acres. This new acquisition in 2017 was made possible through a grant from the State of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant Program.
The 38-acre Belknap property is a key parcel in Aspetuck Land Trust’s efforts to create a 706-acre protected forest block on the Weston/Wilton border by preserving 289-acres of unprotected land, the “last frontier” of open space in our area. To date, Aspetuck Land Trust has protected over 50 acres in the Weston/Wilton Forest Block including the 38-acre Belknap property, among other parcels. We will continue to work hard to protect this important natural resource from development for the benefit of the public.
Historical Note: General Benedict Arnold and 400 Connecticut militia pursued 2,000 British troops through portions of this remote section of Weston's Upper Parish as the Red Coats retreated to Compo Beach in Westport following an ill-fated raid on Danbury in 1777.
Directions & Parking:
Georgetown Road (State Route 57) North; Left on Cannondale Road; Right on Wampum Hill Road; Left on Honey Hill Road; and Left on Mayapple Lane. Park at the end of the lane. The trail entrance is at the end of the paved portion of Wampum Hill Road.
Where is it?
Wampum Hill Road
Weston, CT 06883