The age old stone bridge at its heart is a good representation of the whole preserve: timeless, intriguing and undiscovered by most. There are woods, grassy meadows, farmland, creeks, a broad path, and sweet little footpaths to guide you through.
Entrances to the preserve are on both ends: either at Heathcote Park, on the meadow end, or from Heathcote Road, which is closer to the stone bridge.
Mapleton Preserve, Kingston Grotto,
AS A WINE….
She’d be a Marsanne. A nutty, weighty, soulful, woodsy wine with wafts of marzipan and cloves alongside pear and honey.