The Speer Preserve is rich with diversity. Hikers will be treated to an upland hardwood forest strewn with boulders, old stone fireplaces, foundations, and remnants of a homestead. Along the gas line trail westward beyond a cliff edge are stunning views, especially in winter. Proceeding onto the MDC trails will open views of the rock cliff that forms the Simsbury/Bloomfield line.
Donated March 1994 and December 2009 by the Nature Conservancy and Edmund and Elizabeth Speer. 13.9 total acres of secluded woodland at the end of Juniper Road. Wonderful for hikes in the spring, summer and fall. Enjoy memorable cross-country skiing in the winter.
There are spectacular panoramic views from the Talcott Ridge trail.