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Edwards Lake Cliffs Preserve

This 84-acre preserve protects one of the rarest environments in the local region – the lake cliffs.  Besides the lake cliffs, the other salient natural feature of the preserve is the gorge called Shurger Glen, cut by Gulf Creek, which, confusingly, gives rise to Portland Point.  This is a forested ravine and winding gorge with breathtaking waterfalls, scenic views and rare species.  Additionally, there are old fields, shrub thickets and successional forests all with a history of agricultural use.  There is old forest on and upslope of the lake cliffs.