Although named for the 10-acre swamp in the center of the site, the Greene Swamp Preserve includes additional interesting features such as a small stream, talus slopes and interesting rock outcrops on the southern slopes of Bull Hill, one of the peaks making up a distinct forested plateau-like upland east of the Connecticut River known as Mt. Toby.
The Mt. Toby area is known locally for its unique geology and unusual plant and animal species. The numerous trails both in and around the Greene Swamp Preserve provide a wonderful escape for hikers, birdwatchers and cross-country skiers. The regional Robert Frost Trail goes through the preserve.
Why TNC Selected This Site
The preserve is home to several rare plant and animal species as well as a regionally important wetland.
What TNC Has Done/Is Doing
Between 1993 and 2006, TNC protected seven tracts of land to create the preserve. TNC has also assisted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the State of Massachusetts with additional purchases at the larger Mt. Toby site.