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Nettleton Preserve


The most spectacular view in Newtown, down to the Flagpole, Trinity Church, Congregational Church and Town Hall. Panoramic. Majestic view of Newtown Center terminates five miles north on a horizon of rolling hills; truly showing its colonial charm.

Trails: YES Download Trail Map> Bequest from:
Howard T. Nettleton (1973) & D. Labelle (1996)
Total Acres: 26
Special Features:

There is a aged apple orchard which adorns the lower meadow along Castle Hill Road. One of the neighbors, Howard Bowles, whose home was on the cornier of Old Castle Drive overlooking the Preserve spent countless hours maintaining the trails and mowing the small area for people to stop and enjoy the view. The NFA planted a tree in his memory on the property standing proud watching over the Preserve as Howard always had during his lifetime.

Facts and Trivia
Named "Castle Hill" in 1888 for the castle built on the site by Peter Lorrillard Ronald, world traveler and millionaire. Flanked by two long wings, a center section 110-feet long featured a drive-through carriageway. When Ronald died in 1905, he left the castle to his mistress, but not the means to maintain it. Building deteriorated and was finally demolished in 1947.

More history > LOCATION
Address: 13 Castle Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470
GPS: 41.398943, -73.346194
Parking and Access: Parking on along the road on Old Castle Drive
Special Note:
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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