Steeped in history, rich in ecological resources, and with scenic panorama atop 80-foot tall bluffs plus extensive tidal wetlands and wooded swamps, this preserve is a wonderful place to explore. Forest species such as tupelo, sweet pepperbush, chokeberry, and swamp azalea abound.
The Neck juts into Northwest Harbor and features seven miles of trails, some of which date back to the 1700s.
Ruins of the Connor Family House, built in the 1920s, are a reminder of a time before the area became a preserve.
This area was once known as Russell's Neck after an early settler of that name. A cemetery marks the resting place of Russell family members.