Essex Land Trust and other Town properties are open sunrise to sunset and we encourage everyone to enjoy these open spaces. Many have trails and we only ask that a few simple rules be followed. Please do not hunt, camp, bike, make fires, smoke, use motorized vehicles, remove or destroy plants. Dogs are welcome. However, dogs must be on leash or under owner's control at all times. Be respectful of other walkers and please clean up after your pet.

Property maps have been uploaded to Maplets, an application available from your app store. Instructions on how to use the application are provided in the application. Once you have accessed a specific property map, you will be able to track your location on the map, provided your smart device has a signal.


Individual trail maps can be downloaded by clicking any of the titles listed below.


Bushy Hill Nature Preserve North Cove & Great Meadow
Canfield-Meadow Woods Osage Trails
Cross Lots Pond Meadow
Falls River Preserve South Cove & Thatchbed Island
Fern Ledge & Farm Hill Estates Tiley Pratt Pond
Heron Pond Preserve Turtle Creek Preserve
James Glen-Doanes' Woods-Woodja Hill Viney Hill Brook Park/Preserve
Johnson Farm Windswept Ridge
The Millrace  
The Preserve :  
Essex-Westbrook-Old Saybrook¬†  
Essex Only  
Essex Meadows and Essex East Preserve




Trail Guide

The Trail Guide has descriptions and detailed trail maps of all Land Trust and town properties. Download a PDF copy of the Trail Guide by clicking the image or the download button below.



PDF Link Trail Guide Trail Guide