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Bulkeley Hill Preserve

CLT's hike-able preserve includes a gravel, off-street parking lot for several cars, 3 miles of marked trails. and coming soon, an outdoor classroom!

Bulkeley Hill Preserve is open to the public from dawn to dusk all year 'round. Download a PDF map below.


The preserve parking lot is approx. 1.5 miles from Rt. 16/Middletown Ave. 

The property does not have a street address.  For GPS purposes use the mailbox number across the street from the lot:  243 Bulkeley Hill Road, Colchester, CT 06415.

Note from other preserve visitors: There is more than one "Bukeley" and other spelling of the street name in the surrounding towns!  We recommend including the city or zip code in your GPS to make sure you head in the right direction!

Property Rules

  • Bulkeley Hill Preserve is open to the public from dawn to dusk, seven days a week.

  • Take out what you bring in. Please don't litter so others can enjoy the trails and habitats are safe for wildlife. This includes dog waste bags. There are no trash cans at the preserve.

  • Leashed dogs are welcome with you on the trail. Please bring waste bags to pick up after your dog and you must take the waste bags with you for disposal elsewhere.

  • Please stay on the marked trails to keep all habitats safe.  

  • Sorry, horses are not allowed at the preserve.

  • NO hunting, trapping or fishing.

  • NO motorized vehicles.

Thank you for keeping the preserve beautiful to look at, for everyone to enjoy, and safe for its wildlife! We TRUST you care!

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