WARNING: The Wilder Hill Trail is temporarily closed to protect territorial, aggressive nesting hawks. For your own safety, please use the Ellis Reservoir Trailhead off of Ellis Road.
To get there from the Wilder Hill Trailhead: Head south on Bowlder Road 0.4 mile, turn left onto Ellis Road, then turn right into driveway marked #116. Keep left onto the woods road, where you'll see the trailhead sign.
Parking space is limited here. If you find the parking full, please respect the neighbors: seek an alternate location for your hike or come back at a less busy time.
This 1,303-acre preserve located in the towns of Sullivan, Nelson, and Stoddard, provides vital habitat for several endangered natural communities.
Abutting more than 13,000 acres of protected lands (including the Andorra Forest), Otter Brook Preserve provides critical wetland and riparian habitat for wildlife. The preserve protects significant portions of the headwaters of Otter Brook, as well as parts of the watershed for Sullivan's largest and most productive aquifer.