A mixture of woods and meadow-like conditions cover the property. The forested areas contains relatively young and small trees. This is due to the area having been disturbed by farming and then subsequently for subdivision development, along with shallow and rocky soils that prevent vigorous tree growth. There are also a few small wet patches. The western portion of the preserve slopes down sharply towards the Dedominicis Property, where the soils get better and the trees larger.
|Mix of forested and meadow habitat - Old Farms Preserve|
A sign announcing the Old Farms Preserve was installed by local boy scouts in 2015. A lightly-marked trail winds from Old Farms Road, along the power lines, and then down the hill, connecting up with trails on the Dedominicis Property.
Do you live next to or near the Old Farms Preserve or the adjacent Town open space? Have you ever hike the trails in the area? Tell us about what you've seen on this land! Please join the Cheshire Land Trust at www.cheshirelandtrust.org to help us protect and maintain this and other great open space properties around Cheshire.
For more information about the Town of Cheshire's Dedominicis Property, and a trails maps, see the Town of Cheshire Open Space webpage. (Note: CLT is not affiliated with the Town or its open space program.)