Roaring Brook Preserve
The Town of East Haddam purchased the 98.22-acre Zeiller property as open space in April 2013. East Haddam Land Trust contributed $5000 towards the closing costs of this purchase.
The property has varied topography - fields, mixed hardwood forest, exposed ledges, woodland wetlands, and vernal pools. Its western edge runs along 4000 feet of the Roaring Brook, a vital waterway for brook trout. Roaring Brook, and the upland streams that feed into it, support ocean-maturing populations of alewives, blueback herring, juvenile American shad, sea-run trout, and sea lamprey. Roaring Brook and its feeder streams feed into the Whalebone Creek Watershed, the Connecticut River, and Long Island Sound thereby impacting water quality and water life well beyond East Haddam.
The eastern border has frontage on Florida Road - a mile of which is a combined hiking trail and gravel town road. The northern border connects with Clark Hill Road, where there is a small gravel parking area.
This property is maintained by the Town of East Haddam. For additional information, contact the East Haddam Conservation Commission.