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Bloch Preserve​

The 13.1 acre Bloch Preserve consists of two parcels purchased, respectively, in 2015 and 2018 from Philip J. Bloch and Anthony Bloch, and Phillip J. Bloch and Debroah A. Bloch. The preserve consists of mature woodlands of oak and hickory with an abundant understory of mountain laurel. 

Bloch Preserve was purchased, in part, with a State of Connecticut Department of Energy and the Environment Open Space and Watershed grant with remaining funds from individual donations made to the Land Trust's Land Acquisition Fund.

Bloch Preserve offers easy hiking as well as opportunities for nature study, snowshoeing, birding, painting, photography, and other passive activities. The trailhead of Bloch Preserve serves as the access point to Monica's Woods, an adjacent, larger preserve that offers moderately difficult hiking through varied elevations.

Parking for both preserves is along Southwinds Road in the Moodus section of East Haddam. Southwinds Road is off of East Haddam-Colchester Turnpike.

 
Bloch sign at trailhead
Bloch sign at trailhead

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Bloch red trail
Bloch red trail

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Bloch sign at trailhead
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Download our Bloch-Monica's Woods Preserve trail map with trails, driving directions, and more.