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. The property came to GLCT in 1995 as a gift from William and Janet Cuthbert.
This secluded 36 acres of field, salt marsh, ponds, and reverted woodlands is located along the West River. The property includes limited trails along the portion near Mulberry Point Road and also directly along the West River.
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).