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The Cotton Hollow Preserve consists of 80 acres of pristine woodlands traversed by the Roaring Brook. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the area was home to several grist mills, saw mills, iron foundries and a cotton mill. The imposing ruins of the cotton mill built in 1814 are still visible today. Today, the preserve features "passive" recreation opportunities for hiking and fishing. Access to the preserve is limited to Glastonbury residents only except that it may also be used by non-residents between the third Saturday of April and June 15 for fishing.

The western entrance to the preserve, located off Main Street, features a tree trail. CLICK HERE to download the trail guide.

Directions
Route 2 East to Exit 7. Route 2 splits here and Exit 7 is a left hand exit. You will then be on Route 17. Stay on Route 17 until the light at the intersection with Hopewell Road. Take a left onto Hopewell Road. Follow Hopewell Road for a couple of miles and Cotton Hollow will be on your right.

Route 2 West to Exit 10. Take a left onto Manchester Road. Go to stop sign and take a right onto New London Turnpike. At the next light take a left onto Chestnut Hill Road. Follow Chestnut Hill Road until the next stop sign and take a left onto Hopewell Road. Stay on Hopewell Road for a few miles. Go through you first stop sign. At the next stop sign, bear right. Cotton Hollow will be on your left next to Grange Pool. 
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Last updated: 9/12/2008 12:03:38 PM