Grey Rocks

Grey Rocks trails are constructed and ready for public use. Please visit the conservation area and take a look around our 1.5 mile trail system with bridges and observation platforms. To support this effort and others on the property, you can buy a board on our bridge and put your name or up to 25 letters of text.

Text on Board:

Starting in 2016, we will be partnering with Resilience Planning and Design to redesign of the Grey Rocks property. We will be using Permaculture Principles (learn more here) for this project as a way to incorporate all of the important features and supporting roles that this land supplies. Our progress and opportunities for involvement will be shared on this website and all forms of media. Feel free to participate or just learn more about this process by attending our events!

Centrally located on the beautiful and wild Cockermouth River delta and bracketed by the Hebron Marsh and Paradise Point conservation areas, Grey Rocks is the crown jewel of the NLRA. Since its donation to the NLRA by the McLane family in late 2011, the concept for Grey Rocks has been a place for low-impact use by the public for foot travel and non-motorized boats. Things you can do at Grey Rocks:
  • Launch non-motorized, carry-in boats at our ramp. Paddling is perhaps the best way to fully appreciate the subtle wonders of Grey Rocks!
  • Take a Newfound Eco-Tour
  • Fish (by yourself or bring your children).
  • Walk to Grey Rocks Point for serenity, scenery and wildlife viewing.

We hope that you will continue to enjoy the Grey Rocks property, and will share your ideas for its future with us with a 'phone call, an email or "coffee conversation".


    Trail guide for the walking trails and viewing platforms.Click to enlarge.                                      View north from Grey Rocks Point