Buxton Forest / Elizabeth Simons Preserve

About the Property

A marked trail leads through hemlock woods and past a beaver marsh to the summit of Mount Wallingford.  The summit offers a nice view to the north. Look for wild blueberries in season. There is a property sign at the entrance on Flanders Memorial Road and enough room to park one or two vehicles.

Please see our Visitor Use Guidelines page for a complete list of rules and regulations for Forest Society reservations. 

Trail Information

Mount Wallingford Trail

Round-trip Distance: 
2.50 miles
Trail Markings: 
Yellow Rectangles

Trail Directions: 

A marked trail leads from the property entrance on Flanders Memorial Road to the top of Mount Wallingford.  This 2.5-mile, moderately strenuous route takes you along old woods roads (now a snowmobile trail) and along a narrow hiking path.  There are some steep sections to reach the summit.

Property Details

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227 acres


Flanders Memorial Road

*WINTER ACCESS: The parking at this property is not plowed.* The entrance to Buxton Forest /Elizabeth Simons Preserve is on the south side of Flanders Memorial Road, about 1.3 miles west of the intersection with Route 114/77.  There is a property sign and gate at this location, with enough room for two or three cars to park.

Recreational Opportunities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cross-country Skiing
  • Dog-walking
  • Family-oriented
  • Great Views
  • Hiking Trails
  • Hunting
  • Snowshoeing


  • Kiosk
  • Parking area


  • No Motorized wheeled vehicles (ATVs, trucks, dirt bikes)
  • No Camping
  • No Fires
  • Carry in, Carry out all trash
  • Do not disturb plants, animals, or cultural features