The Glen is by far the NFA’s smallest Preserve at 1/20th of an Acre; however, probably is the most frequented and viewed parcel. The property is situated at the corner of Washington Avenue and Church Hill Road with its primary feature being the Traditional Sandy Hook Christmas Tree.
The Glen Preserve has always been a part of the changing times in the heart of Sandy Hook Center. It was once the site of the village post office and library at the turn of the last century. The property was donated it to NFA in 1985 as a public meeting place to be left primarily in its natural state. For many years now, The Glen has been the location of the Sandy Hook Christmas celebration and was the site of a temporary and living memorial to the tragedy that occurred at Sandy School in 2012.
This simple public space with our large evergreen tree took on a whole new meaning for the those of us who live here in Newtown. Just a few short stone steps down from the paved plaza is a very special place to view the natural scenic beauty of the Pootatuck River. Maintained In its natural state, it provides both the solace and comfort from the busy street above. Though it is one of the smallest parcels of open space the NFA oversees, The Glen property has become one of the most important and vital parts of the new streetscape project. The Newtown Forest Association is honored to maintain The Glen Parcel as a community gathering place to be enjoyed by our entire community.
Please leave no evidence of your visit.
Open Sunrise to Sunset.
Pets must remain on a leash; please clean up after your pets.