Marble/Van Hae Lewya Preserve
Abbott Lane, Wilton, Fairfield County, CT


Saw Mill River Parkway north to Rt. 35 (at intersection with US 684). Take Route 35 into Connecticut to Route 33 south. Drive south through Ridgefield passing Quarry Head Park at 3.4 miles; turn right onto De Forest Road; drive 1.1 miles and turn left onto Deforest Lane; in 0.4 of a mile turn left again onto Forest Lane; turn left onto Crofoot Road and finally a right onto Abbott Lane. Drive to the end of Abbott Lane and park. (You could turn left directly onto Crofoot Road from De Forest Road and then another left onto Abbot Lane, but the northern section of Crofoot Road is really beat up.)


The main trail is a white-blazed heart-shaped trail slightly tilted in a northwest/southeast direction. The other trails play off of this main trail. A yellow trail crosses the heart diagonally so it can be used to shorten the walk on the white trail. In the northeast corner of the heart a red-blazed trail heads over Huckleberry Hills Brook and southeast to the dedication plaque. Off the southeast section of the white trail, the blue trail passes by a rocky knoll and crosses Huckleberry Hills Brook to make a roughly heart-shaped circular walk with a tail heading down to Cheesespring Road across from Old Driftway Drive.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney, brief stop on February 28, 2002

Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Kalmia latifolia (mountain laurel)
Quercus rubra (red oak)


Wilton Land Conservation Trust


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