Address:  Great Hill Rd & Birch Hill Road
Donors:  Josephine H. Holcombe (76 acres), L.Randall (2 acres)
NFA Owned Acres Preserved:  78 acres (76 per sign)
Abutting Open Space owned by Town of Newtown: appox. 30 acres

Parking and access:  Yes
Trails: Yes,
maps available at the kiosk.  Click for Trail Map #1 and Trail Map #2.

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.  There is also a secluded section, hidden away from any trails, where Mrs. Holcombe buried
the ashes of her beloved dogs during her lifetime.

Directions:  From Flag Pole.  Turn onto West Street.  At bottom of hill bear right onto Castle Hill Road.  
Continue straight to stop sign and turn left onto Great Hill Road.  Approximately 1/4 mile on left will be the
red barn where the trail head starts.

GEOCACHING ON THIS PROPERTY - Several caches have been stashed here for the geocacher's out
there.  Click
link to view coordinates.  

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Holcombe Preserve Memorial Trail
Newtown Forest Association
Connecticut's Oldest Private Land Trust
Sign on Great Hill Road
November 2004, field off
Great Hill Road
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