Since our founding, Natural Lands Trust has been committed to owning land whenever possible. The reason is simple: If we own it, we can be confident that the land is preserved and well cared for… forever.
Today, Natural Lands Trust owns and manages 42 nature preserves spanning more than 22,000 acres in 13 counties and two states. It is the largest collection of privately-owned preserved lands in the region.
Enjoy a Visit
Our preserves offer countless opportunities to enjoy nature: hiking in deep forests, tracking down elusive bird species, kayaking in tidal marshes teeming with wildlife, or just taking in pastoral views.
Eighteen of the 42 are readily accessible for public enjoyment. They are open sunrise to sunset and admission is always free. (Find one near you.)
The remainder of our preserves are generally accessible by permission or during member outings. This limited visitation is due to the ecologically sensitive nature of the properties or because of limited facilities.
Find a Preserve Near You
Search by zip code or explore an interactive map.
List of Preserves
Browse the preserves that are most accessible to the public.
Before You Go
Helpful information to know before you visit a preserve.
Read the latest news and observations from some of our preserve managers.