This Preserve was donated to the Salem Land Trust in 2008 in memory of Alfred and Sylvia Bingham. Alf Bingham was a State Senator and Probate Judge from Salem and Sylvia Bingham taught at the Salem School. Both life-long naturalists, they donated land to the State of CT that is now the part of Nehantic State Forest.
This 4-acre Preserve is adjacent to their Ransom Brook Farm and the trail around the property is easily accessed from a marked right-of-way off of Darling Rd. The property includes several vernal pools, and a rocky ledge outcrop that overlooks a spectacular large beaver pond. Blue Heron are often seen there in season. It is a wonderful place for short walk.
DIRECTIONS: Park at 194 Darling Road
From Salem Roundabout: West, toward East Haddam, on Rt. 82 for 1.2 mi., left onto Darling for 0.9 mi., entrance and parking on the left. Please follow the right-of-way to the Preserve entrance and trailhead. Dogs are allowed on leashes. No hunting or motorized vehicles.