Summer 2023 Update: Heavy fire equipment traveling into the woods to battle the recent fire at Calverton Ponds Preserve has caused some unavoidable damage to our preserve trails. Access paths that were cut and that you may see are not necessarily part of the trail system.
Please be mindful of the trail markings and stay on the trails. Doing so will help protect the plant and animal life and the trails themselves.
There is a quiet grandeur about Calverton Ponds. This 350-acre oak-pine forest contains coastal plain ponds, which represent one of the rarest wetland types in North America. After the turn of the 20th century, Calverton Ponds were altered to create commercial cranberry bogs, which were in operation for over 50 years.
Calverton Ponds hosts 26 rare plants, several rare amphibians and fish and a number of rare damselflies, butterflies and moths. This preserve is a jewel for anyone who appreciates a quiet hike amidst one of the world’s rarest and most unique natural communities.