|Address: 196 Hattertown Road
Donor: Purchased by the NFA with Grants from the Iroquois Gas Community Grant Program, The Potatuck Trust, and
the various donors to the NFA's Land Acquisition Sinking Fund.
Acres Owned by NFA: 27.66
Parking and access: Yes
Trails: Yes - MAP
This was a market based opportunity and the NFA solicited grants and donations to offset the cost of acquiring this
property; a more recent trend in land conservation across the country. 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, beautiful rolling woodlands, lots of stone walls and evidence of historical
agricultural activities. The NFA even obtained 1934 aerial photos showing that several acres of this property were
This parcel met all of our criteria, most importantly its ecological diversity and the multiple watercourses that traversed
the property that represent the headwaters for the Pootatuck Aquifer; a source of drinking water for many Newtown
residents. This could This property is also approximately 600 feet, as the crow flies, from our 119 acre, Hattertown Pond
Preserve that is bounded by Aunt Park Lane, Castle Meadow Road and Maltbie Road.
Despite a walkable road bed extending into the property, there is currently no curb-cut permitting convenient parking;
however, there is a spot for off road parking here.