Saturday, November 19, 2016

Day 19: Brooksvale Farm Preserve & McKee/Lewis Easements

Historic farmstead, fields, and nearby stone bridge, located in the eponymous "Brooksvale" section of southwest Cheshire.

Nearest Roads:
South Brooksvale Road 
& Mount Sanford Road
Public Access: No

Donated in five parts

Size: 20.6 acres
Acquisition: Dec 1992
Donors: Betty Lewis, Jean McKee, and Gordon Thayer

Size: 12.45 acres
Acquisition: Dec 1995
Donor: Betty Lewis

Size: 11.92 acres
Acquisition: Dec 1999
Donor: Jean McKee

Size: 2.86 acres
Acquisition: Dec 2002
Donor: Jean McKee & Betty Lewis

CLT's Brooksvale Farm Preserve & McKee/Lewis Easements preserve approximately 48 acres of the oldest family-owned and continuously farmed property in Connecticut.  An excellent writeup describing the properties and how CLT became involved with them is on the CLT website's Brooksvale page.

The properties are on South Brooksvale Road, just west of the Linear Park, and at the corner of South Brooksvale Road and Mount Sanford Road.  CLT holds conservation easements over these properties; they are not open to the public.

Do you live next to or near the Brooksvale Farm Preserve and McKee/Lewis Easement?  Have you ever passed these properties and enjoyed the view over the fields to the east?  Tell us about what you've seen on this land!  Please join the Cheshire Land Trust at to help us protect and maintain this and other great open space properties around Cheshire.  

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