Indian Meadow

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Indian Meadow protects the head waters of Rock Brook.

Indian Meadow is 34 acres in size. It was donated to the Trust in 1987 as part of the development of new homes on White Oak Drive. It is an elongated parcel that lies between White Oak Drive and Woodchuck Lane.  The property adds to a long wildlife corridor from New Hartford to Bristol.  It also protects the East Branch of Rock Brook, which supports native brook trout, a species of special concern.

The property has two boundaries that touch RT 4 (Burlington Road) and White Oak Drive.  Better access from both roads is currently (2018) being developed.  An approximate 1.5 mile trail system (back and forth) has been cleared and marked by colored blazers.   A short red-blazed trail leads in from White Oak Dr. (look for the Wildlife Protection Area sign) to the juncture of the white and yellow trails.    The white trail goes to RT 4, where a formal parking area is being planned.  The yellow trail has a return loop.  Walking is on level ground and will be in the dry except for wet periods, but small bridge crossings are planned for construction this summer and fall.  Once they are completed, the trail will provide continual dry hiking through open forest, with plenty of nice views.  For now, it’s best to plan your hike coming in from White Oak Dr.

The Harwinton Land Trust offers special thanks to the following: 

The Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation in 2016 for a grant to obtain a professional survey of the property’s borders.

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