Click the red flag above to locate trailhead parking
Overview & Map
Lowry Woods Community Forest includes a mixed forest of conifers and hardwoods with lovely views of the Neck River.
Category: Several easy walks with moderate ups and downs.
Start: At the Trailhead on Warpas Road.
Parking: Trailhead 1: On the north side of Warpas Road between Riverside Terrace and Copse Road.
PLEASE NOTE: Hunting, camping, fires, cutting trees or vegetation, horses, and motorized vehicles are all prohibited on Madison Land Conservation Trust property. MLCT trails and properties are for hiking only. Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed. Please pick up all animal waste.
Exploring Lowry Woods Community Forest
The Land Trust is pleased to announce the purchase of 83 acres of woodlands nestled between Riverside Terrace and Warpas Road.
The new parcel, known as Lowry Woods Community Forest, is located just north of Daniel Hand High School. It abuts land owned by the State of Connecticut and the Land Trust. The area represents one of the Trust’s most concentrated networks of hiking trails where opportunities for public access and recreation are excellent.
The purchase of this property represents an extremely rare opportunity to protect open space in the Neck River watershed corridor — a longtime priority of the Land Trust. The river runs along the western side of the property. The conservation of this land is important to the long-term health of the river, the groundwater, and ultimately Long Island Sound.
The Land Trust is especially thrilled the the property has come to us through a decades-long relationship with with Dr. Betty Lowry, long-time board member and past president of the Land Trust.
Roosting in the pines
When you are hiking on the Madison Land Conservation Trust trails and see a grove of pine trees like those in the Lowry Woods Community Forest, see if you can spot a roosting owl. This painting of a Great Horned Owl shows how tucked in and camouflaged these birds are among the pine branches. Other species of owls such as Barred, Saw-Whet and Long-eared Owls are also species that can be found in Connecticut.
Painting © Michael DiGiorgio