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Newtown Town Forest


The Association was started in 1923 when Dr. Howard Peck presented a this gift of 7.2 acres of land to nine Newtown neighbors, forming “Newtown Forester’s Association.” Additional lands, added from concerned citizens including Cornelia Hawley, Charles Peck, Henry Young and Emmet & Gladys Close, formed the 15.5-acre “Newtown Town Forest”.

Trails: YES Download Trail Map> Bequest from:
1923-25, 1939 & 1959
Total Acres: 15.46
Special Features:

Woodlands, Wetlands and Rocky Outcroppings

Facts and Trivia
Of notable interest, this is believed to be the first known official Town Forest in the United States of America.

Address: 103-5 Castle Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470
GPS: 41.399947, -73.332963
Parking and Access: No Formal Parking Area. Parking on Road Is Not Encouraged.
Special Note:
Abandoned Farm Road Into the Center of the Property.
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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