New Preservation Trust Trail On Shaw Opens March 1

Posted February 19, 2021 at 6:38 am by

Contributed Photo/San Juan Preservation Trust.
Sylvan Loop Trail.

From San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust

March 1 is the offi­cial open­ing day for the newest addi­tion to the Preser­va­tion Trust’s trail net­work on Shaw Island.

The two-mile Syl­van Loop Trail mean­ders through a scenic sam­pling of the Mar­i­lyn and Fred Ellis Pre­serve’s var­ied for­est landscapes.

Donat­ed to the Preser­va­tion Trust by Fred and Mar­i­lyn Ellis­es’ heirs at the end of 2017, this 344-acre pre­serve har­bors a cor­nu­copia of trea­sured island land­scapes, includ­ing open hay mead­ows, a large tract of mixed for­est with a few old-growth tree spec­i­mens, a pond and wet­lands, rocky balds, and more than a mile of unde­vel­oped shore­line along Parks and Hix Bays on south­west­ern Shaw Island.

The pub­lic Syl­van Loop Trail can be accessed from the west side of Hoff­man Cove Road, approx­i­mate­ly 1/8 mile north of the Hix Bay Road inter­sec­tion. Look for the “Ellis Pre­serve” sign and small park­ing area.

The two-mile loop trail is a pedes­tri­an-only path through a peace­ful nat­ur­al area.


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