Other Properties

ABB Preserve | Beacon Hill Preserve | Cohen Parcel | Evans Family Meadows | H.C.Davis Preserve | Howard Smith Parcel | Lyman Lane-Beatty Parcel | Lyman Lane-Sonski Parcel | Maple and Burr Road Corner | Merritt Preserve | Monterosso Parcel | Privilege Road Preserve | Schaffer Property | Sinnot Farm – The Knoll | Speer Preserve | Still Road DOT Preserve | Stout Family Fields | Tunxis Heights Preserve | Van Otterloo Preserve | Violette Property | William Capewell Greene Preserve | 513 Simsbury Road, Bloomfield


Approximately 285 acres total

Griffin Brook, Merritt Preserve, by Dennis Hubbs

Guidelines for Metal Detecting on Wintonbury Land Trust Parcels

Anything found on our parcels is WLT property.

Interested persons must contact or email a Board Member and acknowledge that any findings will be documented with a map of the parcel showing location(s) where objects were located and a list of objects found & descriptions.

The Wintonbury Land Trust encourages membership in the Yankee Territory Coinshooters for training on dealing with historic artifacts.

Disclaimer: Map property boundaries are approximate.

ABB Preserve

Donated September 2003 by ABB Corp. 11.2 acres woodlands and pond adjacent to Pepperidge Farms factory.

Beacon Hill Preserve, Bloomfield

On Beacon Hill Drive, 7-acre hardwood forest with views, links to Reservoir #3.

Cohen Parcel, Bloomfield

Donated 2010, 26 Terry Plains Road, 0.46 acre wooded lot.

Evans Family Meadows, Bloomfield

Purchased in August of 2017. Our most recent “save,” the 23.5-acre Evans Parcel on Tunxis Avenue at the outflow of Reservoir #3 just 1.25 miles from Bloomfield Town Center has meadows, streams and forest. It will border the East Coast Greenway or be part of its actual pathway (planning underway). Long term it also will connect to the future East-West ‘Wintonbury’ town trail.

H.C.Davis Preserve, Bloomfield

Donated January 1996 by Mr. Davis of the Northwood Industrial Park. 3.5 acres of woodland buffers Industrial Park from Blue Hills Avenue.

Howard Smith Property, Bloomfield

Donated March 1999. Eggleston Street, Lots 54, 55 and 56, approx. 1 acre.

Lyman Lane-Beatty Parcel, Bloomfield

Donated April 2003. Lyman Lane #10. 0.35 acres.

Lyman Lane-Sonski Parcel, Bloomfield

Donated July 2012. Lyman Lane #11. 0.35 acres.

Maple and Burr Road Parcel, Bloomfield

Donated October 1997 by Mt. Sinai Hospital Foundation. 3.5 acres of mixed wetlands and woodland, buffers Tumblebrook Golf Course.

Native Bobcat – Photo by Brian Kulvete

Merritt Preserve, Bloomfield

Donated November 1995 by Mr. And Mrs. Robert Merritt. A 3-acre wetland preserve with outflow from seasonal waterfall on Tariffville Road.

Monterosso Parcel, Bloomfield

Donated July 2001. Catherine Street, Lot 79.0, .25 acres.

Privilege Road Preserve, Bloomfield

Donated December 2009. 23-acre mix of wetland and hardwood forest on east Dudley Town Road.

Schaffer Preserve, Bloomfield

Donated December 2001. 48 acres, Parcel 1 and 2 at 91 Duncaster Road.

Schaffer PropertyEastern Box Turtle – Photo by Brian Kulvete

Sinnot Farm – The Knoll, Bloomfield

Donated September 2003 by James Street Development Corp. 30 acres mixed woodland and meadow, abuts Terry Plains Road.

Speer Preserve, Bloomfield & Simsbury

Donated March 1994 and December 2009 by the Nature Conservancy and Edmund and Elizabeth Speer. 13.9 total acres of secluded woodland, at the end of Juniper Road. See Trail Maps for more info.

Speer Preserve – Photo by Dennis Hubbs

Still Road DOT Preserve, West Hartford

Donated April 2000 by the State of CT DOT. 9.8 acres on corner of 20 Still Road and North Main Street, bordering Bloomfield.

Stout Family Fields, Bloomfield

Donated December 2012. 13-acre meadow at the end of Stone Hill Road, links to Penwood Park. See Trail Maps for more info.

ThrallNorthern Saw-Whet Owl – Photo by Brian Kulvete

Tunxis Heights Preserve, Bloomfield

Donated Jan 2006 by Fernand Beaudry Jr. 5.144 acres on the west side of Tunxis Avenue (RT 189) stretching from Day Hill Road to Beaudry Lane. Only a small portion of the property abuts RT 189, most is located behind lots 1079, 1215, and 1216.

Van Otterloo Preserve, Bloomfield

Donated December 1995 by Mr. And Mrs. Van Otterloo. The 9 acres of wooded hillside property with pond and dam, buffers Balbrae and West Hartford. See Trails Maps for more info.

Van OtterlooVan Otterloo Cascade – Photo by Vikki Reski

Violette Property, Bloomfield

Donated September 1999. Palm Street Lots 12 63, 64 & 65, total .5 acre.

William Capewell Greene Preserve, Bloomfield

Donated September 1984 by Gary Pierce of Derekseth. This was the first property donated to the Land Trust. 20.5 acres of mixed wetlands and meadow abutting Walt’s Hill and Adams Road down to state reservoir.

513 Simsbury Road, Bloomfield (Map 174, Lot 11)

Donated December 30, 2008 by Beacon Financial (Ed Mashek). Lot 11, above Rundelane on Simsbury Road, 1 acre (more or less). Parcel was donated by a mortgage company.

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