Devil's Den Preserve
(formerly American Craft Museum)
The Nature Conservancy
33 Pent Road
Weston, Connecticut 06883
(860) 344-0716 • (203) 226-4991 • (203) 568-6270
Official Website

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With more than 1,000 preserves, the Nature Conservancy is the largest privately owned preserve system in the world. It has been responsible for the protection of more than 3 million acres in the fifty states, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

The Devil's Den is an undisturbed wilderness of 1756 acres of woodlands, wetlands, and rock ledges. 15 miles of well-marked trails provide visitors with access to many of the Den's areas of interest, such as Godfrey Pond, the Saugatuck Wildlife Refuge, the Great Ledge, and Ambler Gorge.

While there are no formal education programs, the preserve is ideal for hikers, photographers, and students of natural science. Groups are welcome to bring their own naturalists. At times a Nature Conservancy staff member may be able to accompany a group, but this depends on the staff's schedule and available manpower.

Cross country skiing is permitted on the fire trails when there is sufficient snow cover.

Note: this is a wilderness area, which means there are no picnic, toilet, or other facilities. There is a public phone at the main entrance.

Hours: Daily, from dawn to dusk.

Admission: FREE. Donations are appreciated.

Group Reservations: At least 1 week in advance.

Lunch: Bagged lunch can be eaten, but there are no picnic areas. All refuse must be carried out.

Handicapped Access: Not accessible.

Directions: I-95 north to Rt. 7. Go to end to Old Rt. 7 and continue. About 90 minutes from the George Washington Bridge.

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