Why You Should Visit
This preserve offers a three-mile hike through dry oak woods, along massive rock outcrops, over a rock bluff with a view toward the south, down to a stream, past overgrown fields, and along an old farm lane. Although the vista overlooks Route 9, visitors can see distant mowed fields and may spot some turkey vultures, which can often been seen from this opening in the forest cover.
Why TNC Selected This Site
The preserve was created by a donation from Helen Lohman of Middletown in 1967; she named the area after the sad state in which she found her gardens every spring.
What TNC Has Done/Is Doing
The chapter monitors this site on a regular basis.