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 Lane.  Access from both roads is currently (2018) being developed.  An approximate 1.5 mile trail (back and forth) has been cleared, but needs improvement.  A total of nine bridge crossings are planned for construction along the trail.  Once they are completed, the trail will provide dry hiking through open forest, with plenty of nice views.  We hope to have public access and the hiking trail completed in fall, 2018.

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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