Laughton Preserve

The quiet Laughton Preserve offers visitors access to fishing, a picnic shelter, and some historical sites.


About Laughton Preserve

The 430-acre Laughton Preserve was acquired between 1931 and 2006.

The preserve is part of the Forked Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

Cultural resources protected at the preserve include a remnant of the historic Twelve Mile Grove, portions of the 1832 Ce-Na-Ge-Wine and Joseph Laughton Reservations, and the historic Wallingford Settlement. The preserve’s picnic shelter was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.

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