In December 1976, Austine and William Hearst donated this 6.6 acre parcel of land, just south of Titicus Road and west of Keeler Lane to the North Salem Open Land Foundation. It is a secluded, wooded parcel, with an unnamed tributary to the Titicus River running through the center. A very impressive stand of virgin hemlock trees is located here. This preserve is accessed from Hayfield-on-Keeler.
Stewards: Lois and Ken Lippmann.
Follow the perimeter path from Hayfield-on-Keeler Preserve down to the Hearst Preserve. There you will find a short trail through the woods that you must also use to return to the Hayfield-on-Keeler and exit the preserves. The shade provided by the dense woods will cool you off if you visit in summer.