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printer friendly page Existing Open Space in Woodstock CT

Woodstock is the second largest town in Connecticut after New Milford; two to three times as large (area wise) as most Connecticut towns. The total area of Woodstock is 61.8 square miles, or 39,550 acres. Of that, only about 3,044 acres (7.7%) of land in the town is committed open space. (See the Committed Open Space Map 5 on the Maps webpage). The statewide goal for open space is 21%.

Committed open space is land that is presently open and committed to remain as such. It is usually owned (either outright, or preserved via an easement or development rights) by state, municipal, public utilities and not-profit organizations. Such areas include forests, parks, water accesses, preserves, wildlife management areas, fisheries, and farmland in the Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Program, local Land Trust and conservation organization areas.

There are other large parcels in town that are open space which have a low probability of being developed (e.g., Yale-Myers Forest, Southbridge Water Company property, Putnam Fish & Game Club, Glenn Fiditch Land Trust). However, since they are not legally protected from development, they are not included on this list.

Open space land does not necessarily mean open to the public. Nipmuck State Forest, Roseland Park and town owned land such as Camp Nahaco are publicly accessible. Other categories have restrictions on access. Please respect the private property rights of the landowners and abide by their policies.

This table is the list of committed open space in Woodstock, updated and corrected as of August 23, 2003
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COMMITTED OPEN SPACE: Note: This list was updated on 08/23/2003, except for land in the Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) program, which was updated on 05/21/2015.

TYPE CODE PARCEL ID ACRES LOCATION ACCESSIBILITY
Agriculture PDR -1990 Butts Farm 99.15 off Dugg Hill Rd private property
Agriculture PDR -1990 Butts Farm See above Paine Rd private property
Agriculture PDR -1988 Kuper Farm (Parcel B) 93.91 Prospect St, MA border private property
Agriculture PDR -1988 Kuper Farm (Parcel A) 75.14 Prospect St, MA border private property
Agriculture PDR - 2002 Resener Farm 93.55 E of Dugg Hill private property
Agriculture PDR - 2002 Resener Farm See above W of Dugg Hill private property
Agriculture PDR -1999 Morse Farm (Farm 2 parcel 1 + 2?) 93.4 E side of Dugg Hill private property
Agriculture PDR - 1999 Morse Farm (Farm 1) 48.34 Hibbard Rd private property
Agriculture PDR - 1999 Morse Farm (Farm 3) 43.42 W side of Dugg Hill private property
Agriculture PDR - 1999 Morse Farm (Farm 1) 12.45 Dugg Hill private property
Agriculture PDR - 1999 Morin Farm (AKA Stalzer) 92.52 N of Paine Rd private property
Agriculture PDR - 1993 Harmon Farm (Parcel A) 79.03 Prospect St private property
Agriculture PDR - 1993 Harmon Farm (Parcel B) 10.67 Child Dome Rd private property
Agriculture PDR -1992 Trowbridge Farm (West) 73.27 Joy Rd private property
Agriculture PDR -1992 Trowbridge Farm (East) 21.6 Joy Rd? private property
Agriculture PDR -1988 Richmond Farm (Schedule B) 49.9 W side of Harrisville Rd private property
Agriculture PDR -1988 Richmond Farm (Schedule A) 17.05 E of Harrisville Rd private property
Agriculture PDR -2006 Eddy 94   private property
Agriculture PDR- 2007 Kowal 110 East Quasset Rd private property
Agriculture PDR - 2008 Neitski 42 Barlow Cemetery Rd private property
Agriculture PDR - 2012 Young 184 Route 169 private property
Agriculture PDR - 2015 May 120 Woodstock Road private property
TOTAL AGRICULTURAL 1311    
Conservation C Connecticut Forest and Parks Association 81 Crystal Pond Rd private property
Conservation C Connecticut Forest and Parks Association 18.3 Crystal Pond Rd private property
Conservation C Connecticut Forest and Parks Association 14.3 Crystal Pond Rd private property
Conservation C Connecticut Forest and Parks Association 53.27 Joy Rd private property
Conservation C Connecticut Forest and Parks Association 33.1 Rte. 197 at Brickyard Rd private property
Conservation C Connecticut Forest and Parks Association 3 Rte. 197 at Brickyard Rd private property
Conservation C Park Woods Farms (C) to Woodstock 6.3 Rte. 169 at Green Rd undeveloped
Conservation C United States? 3.2 Woodstock Rd private property
TOTAL CONSERVATION 212.47    
Land Trust LT NEFF 81.8 Route 198 at MA border undeveloped
Land Trust LT Wyndham Land Trust 63.4 E of Rte. 169 at MA border undeveloped
Land Trust LT Wyndham Land Trust 17 Rte. 171 at Little Pond Rd undeveloped
Land Trust LT Wyndham Land Trust 16.03 Route 171 undeveloped
Land Trust LT Wyndham Land Trust 2 New Sweden Rd undeveloped
Land Trust LT New Roxbury Land Trust 17 Pole Bridge Rd undeveloped
Land Trust LT George Campert Memorial Land Trust 1.05 Bungay Lake Area undeveloped
Land Trust LT George Campert Memorial Land Trust 0.8 Bungay Lake Area undeveloped
Land Trust LT George Campert Memorial Land Trust 0.5 Bungay Lake Area undeveloped
Land Trust LT George Campert Memorial Land Trust 0.5 Bungay Lake Area undeveloped
Land Trust LT George Campert Memorial Land Trust 0.4 Bungay Lake Area undeveloped
Land Trust LT George Campert Memorial Land Trust 0.35 Bungay Lake Area undeveloped
Land Trust LT George Campert Memorial Land Trust 0.3 Bungay Lake Area undeveloped
Land Trust LT George Campert Memorial Land Trust 0.3 Bungay Lake Area undeveloped
Land Trust LT George Campert Memorial Land Trust 0.3 Bungay Lake Area undeveloped
Land Trust LT George Campert Memorial Land Trust 0.2 Bungay Lake Area undeveloped
Land Trust LT George Campert Memorial Land Trust 0.2 Bungay Lake Area undeveloped
Land Trust LT George Campert Memorial Land Trust 0.1 Bungay Lake Area undeveloped
TOTAL LAND TRUST 202.23    
Municipal M Camp Nahaco 40.1 Crystal Pond Woodstock/Eastford residents only
Municipal M Camp Nahaco 1.6 Crystal Pond Woodstock/Eastford residents only
Municipal M Camp Nahaco 1.25 Crystal Pond Woodstock/Eastford residents only
Municipal M Park Woods Farm open space to Woodstock 48.24 W of Rte. 169 at Green Rd undeveloped
Municipal M Park Woods Farms open space to Woodstock 4.65 E of Rte. 169 at Green Rd undeveloped
Municipal M Darbee Donation 24 Leavitt Rd undeveloped
TOTAL MUNICIPAL 119.84    
Other RP Roseland Park 60.3 Roseland Park Rd public access
Other NA Deer Meadow Neighborhood Association 13.6 Deer Meadow private property
Other NA Deer Meadow Neighborhood Association 2.9 Deer Meadow green private property
Other NA Saw Mill Brook Neighborhood Association 31.72 Rte. 171 private property
Other NA Saw Mill Brook Neighborhood Association   Rte. 171 access to Saw Mill Brook
TOTAL OTHER 108.52    
Recreation R Roseland Park Golf Course 110 Roseland Park Rd public access
Recreation R Roseland Park Golf Course 32.5 Roseland Park Rd public access
Recreation   Harrisville Golf Course  37.66 Harrisville Rd public access
Recreation R Woodstock Hill Common 8.9 Rte. 169 public access
Recreation R Town Arboretum 2.5 Rte. 169 public access
Recreation R Paine Hill Common 2 Rte. 169 public access
Recreation R South Woodstock Common 1.3 Rte. 169 public access
Recreation   East Woodstock Common 0.2 Prospect St public access
TOTAL RECREATION 195.06    
State S Nipmuck State Forest 364 NW Woodstock public access
State S Nipmuck State Forest 203.22 NW Woodstock public access
State S Nipmuck State Forest 153.2 NW Woodstock public access
State S Nipmuck State Forest 104.1 NW Woodstock public access
State S Nipmuck State Forest 93 NW Woodstock public access
State S Nipmuck State Forest 83 NW Woodstock public access
State S Nipmuck State Forest 81.9 NW Woodstock public access
State S Nipmuck State Forest 63.7 NW Woodstock public access
State S Nipmuck State Forest 41.6 NW Woodstock public access
State S Nipmuck State Forest 38.75 NW Woodstock public access
State S Nipmuck State Forest 21.2 NW Woodstock public access
State S Nipmuck State Forest 11.4 NW Woodstock public access
State S Nipmuck State Forest 19.3 Camp Rd public access
State S DEP Boat Launch 18.1 Camp Rd public access
TOTAL STATE      
Total Acreage in Woodstock      
Total Committed Open Space      
% of Land Committed 7.7 +    

PENDING OPEN SPACE

As of 8/03, the following parcels had not yet been committed as open space.

TYPE CODE PARCEL_ID
ACRES
LOCATION ACCESSIBILITY
Pending ? Herindeen Hills
22.7
Rte. 197 Not determined

Pending

CE

Herindeen Meadow

18.63

Sherman Rd

Not determined

Pending

NA

Stone Hill Neighborhood Association

11.33

Senexet Rd

private property

Pending

LT

May Brook subdivision open space

6.07

May Brook Rd

undeveloped

TOTAL PENDING

58.73

More Information:

Conservation Commission
In wilderness, I sense the miracle of life,
and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.

- Charles Lindberg