Grey Rocks

This year Grey Rocks is undergoing a trail-building project complete with bridges and observation platforms. To support this effort, you can buy a board on our bridge and put your name or up to 25 letters of text.

Text on Board:

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.

This year we will be engaging members and friends in deciding how to balance preservation of this sensitive natural area with ways for people to get closer to this special place. Ideas such as foot paths with informational signage, viewing platforms near the water's edge and educational events on the cleared portion of the property will be considered, along with the larger question of a future home for the NLRA.

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".


    Concept sketch of walking trails and viewing platforms.Click to enlarge.                                      View north from Grey Rocks Point