|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.
|Sign on Great Hill Road
|November 2004, field off
Great Hill Road