Indian Rock Nature Preserve

Environmental education for students of all ages.

Our Namesake.

The Indian Rock Nature Preserve is named after Indian Rock, a protected historic rock formation that purportedly provided shelter for the Tunxis, a tribe of First Americans, and early colonial settlers as they traveled the hunting trail which is now route 69. Indian Rock is what is known as a glacial erratic, a boulder dropped by a receding glacier thousands of years ago.

The Indian Rock Nature Preserve occupies and operates on ancestral lands utilized by the Tunxis people and their descendants. The Tunxis people are the original stewards of this land, frequenting this land to hunt and gather resources.

Please note: The Indian Rock Nature Preserve is only open to scheduled groups. The preserve is not open to general visitation.

Home of the famous Indian Rock Summer Camp