Wintonbury Land Trust recently acquired a hardwood forest adjacent to the Wintonbury Hills golf course. This undeveloped property was originally subdivided for homes and sat idle for years due to access issues. This land includes a pinnacle 140 feet above the town center, within the rolling golf course terrain, offering spectacular views of Reservoir #3 to the east and Penwood State Park on Metacomet ridge to the west.
We received two parcels totaling 7.2 acres in 2018 as a donation, and the Town of Bloomfield received a third parcel. The Land Trust is negotiating for donation of a fourth parcel in 2019. Together these parcels will total 14.4 acres of hardwood uplands bordered by the golf course on two sides and a State of CT parcel on another.
We plan to develop a neighborhood trail system that will bring walkers to the viewscape, then eastward down to Reservoir #3 and south to the reservoir dam, at which point the trail can extend both east and west to link other nearby neighborhoods.
The Land Trust is most grateful to these property owners who decided to donate their parcels together so that when assembled they would become a unique preserved landscape feature within the golf course for Bloomfield residents to enjoy forever.