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196 Hattertown Preserve

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...
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Bloom Preserve

This NFA parcel, donated in 1976 by Lewis Bloom is a rectangular shaped parcel that, after a steep ascent from either Tower Road or Obtuse Road South, gradually continues uphill and through recently reclaimed meadow to the left and mature forest on the right to 3-4 acre grassy meadow...
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Brunot Preserve

The entrance from Taunton Hill road would never let on the beautiful meadow that awaits after walking through the woods over some rolling hills. Although no trails take you out to the northly most section of this property it does continue out to Plum Tree Road.
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Cavanaugh Pond

At the northeast corner of the property resides a fieldstone dam and spillway originally built in 1867. This property is split down the middle by a raised abandoned railbed that was created in 1885. When the railbed was installed in 1885 the pond was to be split and connected by an underground tunnel...
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Fosdick Preserve

The Fosdick Preserve is an assemblage of five properties that straddle Boggs Hill Road near the intersection of Willowbrook Road. On the west side of Boggs Hill Road visitors will find excellent hiking along two miles of trails over pleasant woodland and hilly terrain.
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Greenleaf Preserve

Greenleaf Preserve is 33 acre wildlife sanctuary in southern Newtown, Connecticut. The property consists of a diverse assemblage of meadows, wetlands, and forest. It is a rich and diverse system with an abundant number of habitats for its small size.
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Hattertown Pond Preserve

The majority of the preserve was donated in 1967 by Anna Lord Straus totaling 94 acres. The 27 acre pond was created in 1867 to provide a power supply for the Peck's Saw Mill, and a succession of mills.
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Holcombe Hill Wildlife Preserve – FEATURED

This 86 acre parcel is situated on the southerly side of Great Hill Road and was donated to NFA in 1997 through the estate of Josephine Holcombe. The property boasts an elevation of 830 ft above sea level, it is the highest point in town, and affords spectacular views of three counties from the 30 acres...
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Holcombe Preserve Memorial Trail

One of two properties donated by Josephine Holcombe, this property sits at the bottom of Holcombe hill off of Great Hill Rd. With well kept hiking paths, it is a favorite for midday walks. The lower meadow on the property hosts many trees that have been planted in memory of people that have passed.
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Jay Preserve

Overlooking Glen State Park, this property slopes upward off of Glen Road to Cherry Street. The property includes several aged stone walls and pockets of timber among this rocky hillside. On a December 2004 hike through the property a fox was seen darting through the rocky bluffs.
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Knotts Preserve

The Knott's preserve has Al's Trail pass directly through it and abuts Nature Conservancy Property which continues down to Lake Lillinonah.
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Mulholland Preserve

Although there is little road frontage on Pond Brook, this expansive property unveils a gorgeous landscape of northern woodlands intertwined with small clearings and large bedrock outcroppings. Travel from the street and cross Pond Brook.
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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.
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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...
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Paul A. Cullens Wildlife Preserve (Key Rock)

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.
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The Glen

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.
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Wasserman Preserve

This NFA owned 7 acre wooded parcel is located off Walnut Tree Hill Road within Rocky Glen State Park. It contains typical northern forest tree species including some very large hemlock and oak trees.
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