MLT Bay Rd - Beech  LbNA # 18500 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateOct 6 2005
LocationEast Hampton, CT
Found By Queen B
Last Found Nov 9 2008
Hike Distance?

This box is placed on the Middlesex Land Trust property on Bay Rd in East Hampton, Ct. For more information about their organization go to:

From Rt 66 in East Hampton, turn onto North Main Str. This will take you behind Lake Pocotopaug. North Main becomes Lake Drive. When you can no longer see the lake, turn right onto Spellman's Point. Then take the first left onto Bay Rd. Across from a brick house with a two car garage is a small opening where you will begin.

At the first intersection, go right. The trail is marked with orange blazes. You will pass a natural amphitheater - a lovely place for an impromtu. At the next intersection, go left (away from the road). Find the first orange blaze. On your right is a very large rock. The back side of the rock is leaning on a beech tree. Nearby is a much smaller rock - just right size for sitting - under it is the box.

This preserve is just one of many lands held in trust by the MLT. It is a pleasant size for exploring with kids and dogs and a quiet place for birding. In the spring and during wet times you can find one or two vernal pools - and the occupying frogs. The walk is made up of mostly gentle ups and downs.

We hope you enjoy your walk and come back often. :)