A gravel footpath borders an 18-acre field that provides a scenic entry into Bethel Village. The Gateway trail connects to the Bethel Pathway and ends at MLT’s Valentine Farm Conservation Center. Total one-way distance approximately 2.5 miles.
HOW TO GET THERE
On the right side of Rt 26 as you head toward Bethel Village. Parking is available at the adjacent Davis Park.
HOW THIS PLACE BECAME OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The Gateway Preserve was purchased in September 1995.
PRESERVE INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES
No camping or campfires
Dogs on leash or voice control
Please carry out trash and pet waste
No hunting or snowmobiling
Read about the Land Trust's first steps of a Habitat Management plan to attempt the control of the non-native and invasive Common Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare), and restore an old field environment on the Gateway preserve, that includes goldenrods, asters, and milkweed.