Utley Hill Preserve

The Utley Hill Preserve is Columbia Lake watershed land which was donated to Joshua’s Trust by George and Patricia Becker in 1978. This gift is doubly significant to the Town of Columbia because of the protection it provides the water supply of Columbia Lake.

The land is covered with woods dominated by oaks, maples, hickories, and other hardwoods. On it is part of a large upland swamp which is drained by Columbia Lake Brook. There are many ledges and rocky outcrops. Two-plus miles of trail pass by dams and old mill sites before connecting to the Town of Columbia Recreational Area.

Directions:  From the junction of Route 87 and Route 66 in Columbia, go north on Route 87 1 mile to Lake Road. Turn left on Lake Road and go 1 mile to Erdoni Road on the right. The entrance is opposite Erdoni on the left side of Lake Road.
Another parking area and trailhead is reached through the Coulmbia’s Recreation Park off Hennequin Road.


Hennequin Rd.
Columbia, CT 06237
United States

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