Access Point: Near 311 Bayberry Lane, Westport, CT
Additional Information: http://www.aspetucklandtrust.org/16888/Newman_Poses_Preserve
Say hello to a flock of wild turkeys while you enjoy the diverse habitats of this preserve. Here you will find well-established trails through woodland, wetland, open fields, stands of old white pine, and a trail beside the Aspetuck River. This nature preserve is the only public memorial approved by the family of the late Paul Newman as a way to honor the actor and philanthropist.
The Land Trust worked closely with the town of Westport and the Newman family to ensure that this land will remain open space for the public and not be developed. The Land Trust made improvements to the property for public access (driveway and parking lot, trails, bridges, signage) and manages the nature preserve for the town.
Mr. Newman lived near the property and donated a large portion of the land to the town. The parcel also includes land sold to the town by Lillian Poses, a neighbor and friend of Mr. Newman's who worked on the New Deal in Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration and who was one of the first women to graduate from NYU Law School.
Species Sightings+ Birds - Birds
+ Fungi - Fungi
+ Trees - Trees