Walking Wild Lewisboro
A TRAIL GUIDE TO NATURE PRESERVES & PARKS
Lewisboro Conservation Advisory Council
George A. and Katherine
Most of us choose to live in Lewisboro because of its open space character. This results largely from the privately held tracts of land that are now undeveloped. As taxes rise and people sell their acreage to developers, the amount of natural open space in the town shrinks all too rapidly.
Soon many of these
acres where we enjoy the sight of trees, flowers and ponds will be developed.
Only those lands that have been purposefully preserved by donation to
the town or a land conservancy will remain open.
"Walking Wild Lewisboro"
was originally published in 1974 by the Lewisboro Conservation Advisory
Council. This updated and revised publication reflects the results of
not only the generosity of additional land donations but the efforts of
the Lewisboro Planning Board, the Lewisboro Conservation Advisory Council,
and the Lewisboro Land Trust in encouraging developers to protect some
large parcels of land as part of their development. This is reflected
in two additional town parks and three new preserves or trail easements.
While the Town does
have some additional protected lands and trail easements, we have limited
this collection to those where there is ready access and marked trails.
A final plea to those
who will use this brochure as a guide to rambles through Lewisboro's beautiful
landscapes: Leave nothing behind you except footprints, and obey the regulations
pertaining to uses permitted in the individual preserves. Your respect
for the land and consideration for the people who follow you on the trails
may encourage other landowners to donate their acreage to open space preservation
or to permit the establishment of hiking trails.
Re: Walking Wild Lewisboro
This trail guide, based on a similar one originally published in 1974, was prepared and published with the assistance of the following individuals and organizations: