The D’Alton Preserve is a mixed forest and wetland parcel that was acquired by the Sharon Land Trust in 2020. Its trails will take you through a variety of terrain and ecology, including densely wooded hills and valleys, wetlands and streams. Hike to a 1,414-foot summit, where you’ll find a bench and remarkable long-distance views to the Catskill Range in New York and the Riga-Everett Range in Massachusetts. The bog view provides a great spot to watch for ducks, beaver, and other wetland-dependent animals. Look out for bedrock outcroppings, unique geologic formations which have thin soils and can host rare plant species. Native mountain laurel is abundant along the trails and blooms in June. The trail system has been maintained to equestrian standards, and is open year-round to horses.