Paul A. Cullens Wildlife Preserve (Key Rock)Description:
The parcel has inherent qualities which constitute significant community value. The swamp is the headwater area of the North Branch of the Pootatuck River. As such, it is itegerant to the Pootatuck Aquifer – one of the important, stratified drift aquifers in the lower Housatonic River Basin.
One past member wrote, “Access from Key Rock Road is formidable and rapidly declines in human adaptability…” as broach through the swamp. Better access can be had from the Drummer’s Lane on the corner with Rt. 302.
The piece de resistance is Key Rock, a massive elliptically shaped exposure of bedrock protruding from the heart of the swamp. One can ascend to the summit of this vantage point, recline, and postulate the Pleistoceneic origin of the area. Those who achieve this goal have experienced a degree of solitude known to few Newtown residents. More >
Please leave no evidence of your visit.
Open Sunrise to Sunset.
Pets must remain on a leash; please clean up after your pets.