The Lances Preserve was the first tract of land given to NSOLF by Audrey and Leo Lances in 1974. This lovely two-acre parcel at the intersection of Titicus Road and Grant Road contains an easy trail. Often used by recreational fishermen, it is a short, mostly straight trail that runs along the Titicus River for about a sixth of a mile and ends at a low stone wall. The North Salem Fish and Game Association stock the river with trout.
Steward: Josh Leicht
The trail is level, the ground is soft, and there is ample shade from many trees, making for an easy walk. During a walk, the sounds of the river are always audible. Along the path are barberry, ferns and occasionally skunk cabbage, depending on the season you visit.
Lances is a trail that one would walk to get a feel for the nature in North Salem without going too far from “civilization”.