Sides Preserve

Photo courtesy of Sean Carnell

Route 17,

SIZE: 9 acres

0.4 mile loop, easy

Hiking, Birding, Fishing, Snowshoeing

Trail Descriptions

Maces Pond is a popular fishing spot for warm-water species. It is bordered by Route 17 to the east, the preserve to the southeast, and private undeveloped ownership to the west. Fishing can be done on shore, by boat, and on ice. This preserve conserves shorefront on Maces Pond’s outlet and Meadow Brook, which drains into Chickawaukie Lake. A hand-carry launch is accessible at the pull-off on Route 17 at the preserve. A short loop-trail follows the waterfront, and provides glimpses of the neighboring Rockville Cemetery. #sidespreserve

Look for

LOOK FOR - Blooming witch hazel flowers in late fall - Significant waterfowl and wading bird habitat along the shore - Range of wetland plants along pond shore


From Camden, take Route 1 south, then take Route 90 inland. After 2.5 miles, turn left onto Route 17. Drive 1.4 miles east on Route 17. Roadside parking is on the right immediately after Maces Pond. Look for the preserve sign at the road.


Donated in 1997 by Andrew and Virginia Sides.

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