Owned by The Nature Conservancy; Managed by The Salem Land Trust
The Salem Land Trust stewards Walden Preserve for The Nature Conservancy, maintaining 6 miles of trails, selectively mowing the meadows for bird and butterfly habitat and controlling the spread of invasive species. The 400-acre property includes meadows, woodlands, and wetlands. Importantly, the confluence of Harris Brook and the East Branch of the Eightmile River is located on this property. Visitors are welcome to hike its trails, observe wildlife, and fish (catch-and release) in the Eightmile River and Harris Brook.
The Nature Conservancy does not allow dogs on Walden Preserve because areas of the property are actively managed for ground-nesting birds.
DIRECTIONS: Parking area is at 119 Hagen Road.
From Salem Roundabout, north on Route 85 for 1/2 mile, turn left on Hagen Road. The parking lot for the preserve is about 500 ft. on the right.