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Other Properties

Donor
Acres
Donated
Street Name
Comments
J. H. Symonds Estate (7)
2.66
1966
Philo Curtis Area/Pole Bridge Rd
This property was enlarged to a total of 5.75 Acres after an abuting parcel was donated by Daniel Long in 1986. The combined parcel has approximately 850 feet or road frontage along I-84, helping maintain this senic section of the interstate as it passes through Newtown.
Caroline C. Blackman (6)
1.00
1967
Tunnel Road
This small pacel maintains road frontage along I-84, helping maintain this senic section of the interstate as it passes through Newtown. This parcel also abuts several acreas of Town open space.
Blackman Preserve
3.74
1966
Mt. Pleasant Road
Meadow on the Corner of Mt. Pleasant Road and Blackman Road containing some recently planted Princeton Elm Trees that should be resistent to the blight that took most of the native elm trees.
Robert C. Planz (8)
0.34
1969
Taunton Lake Rd
This small and narrow wooded parcel has approximately 300 feet of lake frontage. Its primary benefit is that it provides a riparian buffer to the lake on which it is situated.
Henry Schnakenberg (11)
6.85
1970
Taunton Hill Rd/Great Hill Rd
This heavily wooded property sits on the corner of Taunton Hill Road and Great Hill Road and is relatively few unusual characteristics.
John H. Mulliken (13)
7.65
1972
Alberts Hill Road
The parking area on this parcel overlooks one of the southern most points of Lake Lillinonhah. This preserve has wetlands and springfed creek passing through it and some very steep elevation changes.
James D. Craig (14)
9.00
1972
Shut Road
This property is land-locked and abuts the Huntington State Forest along the Redding town line. In addition to the Huntington State Forest, this property also directly abuts a parcel of Town open space which also abuts the NFA Law Preserve which increases the ecological importance of this cross boarder greenway.
William H. Laws (17)
23.11
1975
Shut Road
This property is land-locked and abuts the Huntington State Forest along the Redding town line. In addition to the Huntington State Forest, this property also directly abuts a parcel of Town open space which also abuts the NFA Craig Preserve which increases the ecological importance of this cross boarder greenway.
Myertin (20)
4.00
1978
Black Bridge Road
This very steep sloped parcel extends up from Black Bridge Road and is contiguous to Rocky Glen State Park which is also connected to our Wasserman Preserve on Walnut Tree Road.
Francis A. & Angelo P. Tedesco (22)
12.49
1979
Clearview Drive
This Sandy Hook property has a meadow that slopes down a relatively long hill that has been maintained to accommodate high-tension power lines passing through it. The property directly abuts a large tract (approximately 350 acres) of land owned by the Potatuck Club. This private, exclusive member based club was formed in for the purpose of preserving and protecting the parts of the Pootatuck River that run through Newtown.
Sayles and O'Neill (24)
4.00
1980
Off Woodbine Lane
This and an abutting parcel have 1900 feet of road frontage along I-84. This abuts a 13 acre parcel donated by McCarthy-Shiff in 1997. These help maintain this senic section of the interstate as it passes through Newtown.
Joseph & Charlotte Chase (26)
2.50
1981
Old Stream Road
The parcel is moderately wooded, having 300 feet fronting on Old Stream Road. The front portion of the property is level with the street. The central portion slopes down to a running stream which crosses the property approximately 90 feet from the rear lines.
Paul & Millicent Osborne (27)
3.80
1982
Pond Brook Road
This parcel in on the corner of Pond Brook Road and Lake George Road. The road frontage is primarily meadow/wetlands that drain into Pond Brook supplied by spring fed creeks that keep this section of the property wet throughout the year. The interior has some very steep rocky slopes rising 30-40 feet above the property providing a great view of the entire parcel and a neighbors pond.
Eugene F. & Jean P. Maki (28)
2.44
1985
Phyllis Lane
This parcel with road frontage along Phyllis Lane is primarily a year round wetland.
Peter J. & Margaret A. Feli (29)
6.28
1985
Buttertield Road
This preserve is relatively narrow and slopes steeply down hill to Pond Brook through heavily thicked multiflora rose invasive species groves. There are several stone walls and spring fed creeks that flow through it into Pond Brook.
Daniel & Gail Long (32)
3.09
1986
Pole Bridge Road
This property donation abuted a previous parcel donated by the Joseph Symonds and increased the total preserve to 5.75 Acres. The combined parcel has approximately 850 feet or road frontage along I-84, helping maintain this senic section of the interstate as it passes through Newtown.
David H. Griffin & P. Krueger (35)
11.13
1989
Flat Swamp Road
This property is abutted to another 4.7 acre donation during 2013 now totaling almost 16 acres in size. It has some steep slopes down to Hattertown Road and has several watercourse passing through and along its boundaries.
Angelo & Gene Memoli (42)
2.01
1989
Abby Ridge
These two parcels were donated in connection with the Abby Ridge development and are in close proximity to the the Swamp Road parcel donated several years later. Unlike the Swamp Road parcel these parcels are sloped woodlands.
Donald Rubin (36)
3.20
1991
Pond Brook Road
This small preserve is nestled on the corner of Butterfield Road and Pond Brook Road. I hosts a most picturesque stretch of Pond Brook flowing through it along Pond Brook Road.
Barnabas Realty Group (37)
17.56
1993
Barnabas Road
This comprises of 4 parcels, 3 of which surround the commerial development along Barnabas Road and serves as a buffer to the railroad owned property. A forth orphaned property is primarily wetlands. These 4 lots are in the immediate vicinity of the Sturdevant donation recieved during 2013. These parcels serve as small wildlife refuges but most importantly serve as natures filters for the adjacent parking lots.
Gladys & Harry Meusel (54)
1.99
1992
Great Quarter Road
This is 2 of 3 small parcels adjacent to old paper roads located in southeast Newtown. These link up with other undeveloped space with the Lower Paugusset State Forest.
George L. Steigler (38)
0.23
1993
Mountain View Drive
This small wooded parcel makes up a quaint little ecological sancuary in a densely populated neighborhood.
Mary Sekelski (53)
2.70
1994
Route 34
This is another highly visible, but not marked, parcel along the southern part of RT-34. This helps maintain that roads rural character by helping create buffers between homes.
Mary & John Bunnell (52)
0.34
1994
Great Quarter Road
This is 1 of 3 small parcels adjacent to old paper roads in southeast Newtown. These link up with other undeveloped space with the Lower Paugusset State Forest.
Arrowhead Development (41)
9.77
1995
Adams Hill Road
These represent two parcels received by the NFA in connection with this neighborhood subdevelopment. Although at opposite sides of the development they are connected by contiguous Town Open Space totaling an additional 27 acres along Pond Brook Road. The Town was working to put trails on its property and we granted permission for such trails to extend into the NFA properties. At this time we do not have a trial map nor know the status of the Town trails located on thier property.
G.J. Cavaliere & H.S. Swanson (56)
4.19
1995
Swamp Road
This property is primarily a densely wooded wetland and offers little or no walking opportunities.
Charles & Peters Spath (47 & 48)
33.28
1996
Cobblers Mill & Mountain Manor Road
These 4 parcels were donated in connection with the Cobblers Ridge development. Two of the parcels totaling 27 acres are contiguous to one another and have frontage on both sides of Cobblers Mill Road and spreading to frontage on Mountain Manor Road. These two parcel also abut a large undeveloped parcel on which the NFA has been donated a conservation easement over, also protecting that as open space creating an even larger contiguous ecosystem. The other two smaller parcels abut Town open space.
J. Dewhirst (51)
18.42
1996
Lakeview Terrace
This preserve has very little road frontage and abuts Town open space. Immediately abuting this preserve are 2 smaller parcels totaling another 3 acres from Spath Talon Builders. This is a heavily wooded parcel and has very steep and rocky slopes. There was one noticable large glacial eratic (boulder).
McCarthy Schiff (50)
13.15
1997
Horseshoe Ridge facing Boulevard Ext.
This and an abutting parcel has 1900 feet of road frontage along I-84. This abuts a 4 acre parcel donated by Sayles & O'Neil in 1980. These help maintain this senic section of the interstate as it passes through Newtown.
C & P Spath (45)
3.17
1997
Hearthstone Ridge
This property donated as a requirement of a subdevelopment. This property has a small amount of road frontage with a long narrow path that splits two home lots and opens into a large open area. This open area is surrounded by open space owned by the public utility.
John Kalas (46)
17.45
1997
High Bridge Road
This preserve maintains a very rare and unique ecosystem that supports one of southern most Black Spruce Bogs in New England. This largely wetland based property host these trees that appear signifcantly younder than one might expect.
Julian (44)
17.00
1997
Valley Field Road, South
The property has approximately 550 feet of frontage along Valley Field South Road to define the southern boundary. Elevation is as it highest point along Valley Field Road South at 470ft (near south west corner) and slopes down to the north-east corner to 285ft. There appear 2 creeks flowing from south to north on the property. Four boundaries (1500 linear feet) to the north & east abut McLaughlin owned property totaling 74 Acres. The McLaughlin property abuts 98 acres owned by Julia Wasserman. Other than this property, the Julian parcel abuts mostly private properties
Wittmann (64) & Timber Trail (67)
0.90
2000
Timber & Hemlock Trail
These two very steep woodland parcels are separated by a single vacant woodland lot. These abut several undeveloped other parcels
Raymond/Anderson (55)
8.20
2001
Currituck Rd.
This preserve is a large low lying wetland that is visible from the road. Several years ago we identified that Purple Loofstriff (albiet pleasant appearing but highly invasive and non-native) was taking over this wetland and was going to eventually replace all of the native grassy speicies present. We introduced the Gerella beatles that feed on only Purple Loofstriff and then dies when it is extinquished. This was an non-chemical based success story at remediating an invasive threat.
Ingeborg Lee Muller (58)
4.88
2003
Stony Brook Rd
This parcel is nestled between and old paper road and the railbed. The triangular shaped property is bounded mostly by old stone walls indicated its past use as pasture land. The
Maude Knapp (60)
2.40
2003
Berkshire Road
This is another highly visible property that directly abuts the Town owned Curtis Dam property on RT 34. We recently reclaimed the meadow there to promote ground nexting birds.
Southard-Gallow (62)
0.64
2003
Bittersweet, Pootatuck & Quail Trail
Two of these three small wooded parcels are nestled within a dense Sandy Hook village that sits along Lake Zoar. The third is indirectly abutting Lower Paugusset Forest with some other vacant woodland parcel in between.
Margareta Kotch (59)
3.05
2004
Butterfield Rd
This small wooded preserve with a small pond on it is somewhat land locked with access to it only via a paper road that connects Butterfield Road to Georges Hill Road. There are 3 abutting homes as well as 2 abutting vacant back lots that are accessible from Butterfield Road.
Spath-Talon Builders (69)
3.07
2005
Wine Sap Road
This comprises of 2 parcels that total 3 acres and immediately abuts our 18 acres DewHirst preserve off of Lakeview Terrace. The connectivity to adjacent parcels make for larger contiguous preserves and more valuable ecosystems.
Witton (65)
1.29
2006
Shelly Road
This currently represents our only Bethel owned parcel. At one point in time this long and narrow parcel directly abutted another NFA owned property in Bethel along the Bethel/Newtown town line, and contiguous to our Brunot Preserve. That parcel was exchanged with an estate for a similar parcel in Newtown on Plumtrees Road also abutting the Brunot Preserve. A few years later that estate sold that parcel to the Town of Bethel as open space. At the end of the day, this short lived orphaned property is now connected to what makes up an 145 acres preserved ecosytem in both Bethel and Newtown which includes our Brunot Preserve.
Sydney Eddison (68)
4.30
2007
Echo Valley Road
This is another wonderful sloping property that abuts on 2 sides Upper Paugussett State Forest, adding to the vastness of that state protected lands. It maintains an abundance of Maple trees that are tapped for sap to make syrup; a grandfathered provision by the donor. This operation is connected to a tap lease the sugarer maintains on the abutting state owned land. The southern most corner of the parcel is subject to a gas pipeline easement where underground pipes have been placed.
Edwards (70)
2.30
2008
Parmalee Hill Road
This parcel maintains a small amount of road frontage with a long narrow swath splitting between two home lots and opens to a open space parcel. The attractiveness of this parcel is its connectivity to some other large undeveloped blocks, including 55 Acres owned by our local public utility.
Hattertown Woods LLC (35.1)
4.70
2011
Boggs Hill Road
This property is abutted to another 4.7 acre donation during 2013 now totaling almost 16 acres in size. It has some steep slopes down to Hattertown Road and has several watercourse passing through and along its boundaries.
Nancy Smith
2.64
2012
Jo Mar Lane
This wooded square lot was an approved building lot owned by a neighbor who desired to see the parcel permanently protected as open space within their neighborhood.
Sturdevant (37.1)
2.24
2013
Barnabas Road
This parcel is nestled between Barnabas road and I-84. It is primarily wooded and long and narrow in dimention.