The preserve, also known as Mulberry Farm, is named after one of Guilford’s earliest settlers, who lived there and planted mulberry trees in hopes of establishing a silk worm business.
This secluded 36 acres of field, salt marsh, ponds, and reverted woods is along the West River. There is a short circular walk (unmarked) that starts at the northeast part of the property and winds around to the northwest, back to the field.
Rare grass specimens, and antique domestic plantings gone wild, attract butterflies and provide a unique habitat for a variety of birds.
How to get there
The Jared Eliot Preserve can be reached by taking Mulberry Point Rd, off Route 146 and making the first left-hand turn. (To obtain directions, click on the map marker).