- Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 8:32 am
Newtown Forest Association (NFA) Hike Leader Aaron Coopersmith is encouraging everyone to grab a pair of snowshoes and “dress for success,” for a series of upcoming snowshoe hikes on NFA-owned preserves.
Upcoming dates for the hikes, open to the public, are Saturday, February 28 at Holcombe Hill, 65 Great Hill Road, at 12:30 pm; Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 pm, for a Full Moon Snowshoe Hike; Saturday, March 7, at 12:30 pm, at Brunot Preserve, 124 Taunton Hill Road; and then back at Holcombe Hill on Saturday, March 21, at 12:30 pm.
- Friday, October 31, 2014
Newtown Forest Association will begin work shortly to enhance Nettleton Preserve, one of Newtown’s most well-known properties, located on Castle Hill Road and overlooking historic Main Street.
- Wednesday, October 29, 2014
This past weekend the Newtown Bridle Lands Association (NBLA) held its annual Frost on the Pumpkin Hunter Pace across trails, fields, protected open space and private property. Thank you landowners for keeping this rural tradition alive. NBLA was founded in 1978 while the Fairfield County Hounds (FCH) still called Newtown home. Many FCH members founded NBLA, then called Newtown Bridle Lanes Association which more accurately reflected the original mission of the group; to protect riding trails in this fast-developing town.
- Saturday, September 27, 2014
Volunteers recently made a day’s work of clearing trails, cutting fallen tree limbs, and pulling invasives from the home of one of Newtown’s most iconic views.
A team of roughly 50 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints members Saturday, September 20, spent time during their annual service day working outdoors at the Nettleton Preserve off of Castle Hill Road.
“We serve Christ by serving the community,” said church member Michael Petersen. The church is located on Saw Mill Road in Newtown.
- Tuesday, September 9, 2014
To the Editor:
- Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Volunteers are still welcome to work with Newtown Forest Association members in planning the private land trust’s 90th anniversary celebration. Join the NFA at Tuesday night’s planning meeting on September 2 at 7 pm at the NFA Office, at Holcombe Hill Wildlife Preserve at 55/65 Great Hill Road. All are welcome to help plan the details of the upcoming Sunset Wine Tasting on September 6, sell tickets, or volunteer on the day of the event. Tickets will be available for sale this evening from 7 to 8:30 pm in the offices as well.
- Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Volunteers are encouraged to attend tonight's Newtown Forest Association (NFA) 90th anniversary celebration planning meeting at 7 pm at Holcombe Hill Wildlife Preserve at 55 Great Hill Road.
- Monday, August 18, 2014
Residents are invited to celebrate 90 years of open space preservation and protecting Newtown’s rural character by Newtown Forest Association (NFA) when members host a Sunset Wine Tasting on Saturday, September 6. Small fare, a jazz trio, silent auction and, weather permitting, a spectacular sunset will all be part of the event scheduled to run from 4 to 8 pm at Holcombe Hill Wildlife Preserve, 55 Great Hill Road. Tickets are $35 per person.
- Thursday, July 17, 2014
Enjoy the view, take a short hike, fly a kite, or blow bubbles at the Nettleton Preserve at 15-25 Castle Hill Road. Join Newtown Forest Association (NFA) member and hike leader Aaron Coopersmith on Sunday, July 27, at noon for a Family Fun Hike at the NFA’s 23-acre property. Guests can bring a picnic, join the short guided hike, and enjoy “The most spectacular view in Newtown,” according to the NFA.
- Thursday, June 5, 2014
Residents of all ages are invited to take a hike on Trails Day 2014 on June 7, from noon to 3 pm, at Brunot Preserve.
Participants will enjoy a guided, approximately 3½-mile hike at the Newtown Forest Association (NFA) property, walking through forest and meadow areas. Bring water, bug spray, sun protection, and good shoes.