The Strong Preserve is a 53-acre parcel off of Above All Road, purchased in the 2015 by the Warren Land Trust with the generous assistance of a consortium of conservation-minded neighbors. Just a half-mile from the center of town, the wooded preserve features streams that discharge into Lake Waramaug, as well as a knoll that is one of the highest elevations in Warren. The property contains second growth forest, numerous stone walls, and an impressive stand of mature oak trees. It provides habitat for black bear and bobcat, as well as sensitive forest-interior birds such as wood thrush, scarlet tanager, and ovenbird. With the assistance of WLT board member Dave Schneiderbeck and Arbor Services of Connecticut, which donated their time, we we establish a hiking trail and a small parking area on the preserve. The preserve is named in honor of the Strong family, which once owned the property and which has deep roots and a long history in Warren.

Trail map coming soon!