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196 Hattertown Preserve

Description:

The property has 225 feet of road frontage along Hattertown Road with property lines bounding the property exceeding one mile in total. The property is surrounded by 11 homes and has a roadbed/trail extending into the center of the property. The property has two streams, wetlands, ponds/vernal pools, beautiful rolling woodlands, lots of stone walls and evidence of historical agricultural activities. The NFA even obtained 1934 aerial photos showing that several acres of this property were formerly meadows.

Trails: YES Download Trail Map> Bequest from:
Purchased 2013
Total Acres: 27.66
Special Features:

Although not on our property, and not something the NFA condones, there are two abandoned vehicles on adjacent parcels that add a unique charm as walking past them and looking on from the NFA preserve.


Facts and Trivia
This parcel met all of our criteria, most importantly its ecological diversity and the multiple watercourses that traversed the property that represent the headwaters for the Pootatuck Aquifer; a source of drinking water for many Newtown residents.  This could This property is also approximately 600 feet, as the crow flies, from our 119 acre, Hattertown Pond Preserve that is bounded by Aunt Park Lane, Castle Meadow Road and Maltbie Road.

LOCATION
Address: 196 Hattertown Road, Newtown, CT 06470
GPS: 41.342204, -73.314543
Parking and Access: The Parking area is currently not marked, however, one can park in front of a farm gate.
Special Note:
During 2014 an Eagle Scout project will help clean up the road frontage and add a sign and kiosk to describe the area.
Property Rules:
This preserve is open to passive recreational activities.
Please leave no evidence of your visit.

Open Sunrise to Sunset.

Pets must remain on a leash; please clean up after your pets.
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