This 102.6 acres of largely forested land was donated to Joshua’s Trust by Ada Wolf in 2007. Located on Back Road in Windham, the property is in an area identified as having the highest natural resource priority in the Town of Windham’s Plan of Conservation. Streams which course through the woods feed into a 22-acre shallow pond, known as Lake Marie.
In addition to the property, Ada Wolf left an endowment for its management and for our land trust to protect adjacent lands, a far-sighted gift which opens a potential greenway. In accordance with Ada Wolf’s wishes, the property is named the Allanach-Wolf Woodlands.
President Allison Burchell-Robinson welcomed close to 100 guests for the dedication of the Allanach-Wolf Woodlands on May 23, 2010.
In 2012, Joshua’s Trust added another 20 acres to Allanach-Wolf through the purchase of 17 acres from the Town of Windham, and the donation of 3.5 acres by Dr. Stein.
From the Archives:
May, 2010 :Allanach-Wolf Dedication
April, 2010: Benefactor’s Exceptional Generosity to be Celebrated May 23
November, 2009 :Allanach-Wolf Woodlands
165 Back Road, Windham, Connecticut
Original gift, 102.6 acres
Axel Oschmann, Bruce Tomecko
the Allanach-Wolf trailmap.
Please park in the designated area on the left side of the driveway after turning off Back Road. There is a kiosk with a trail map just to the left of the gated entrance. Four trails totaling 2 miles await your walking pleasure. There is a paved drive for those that do not like to walk in the woods, but like the nature walk. The driveway Is plowed in the winter for year round enjoyment.
From Windham Center, follow Route 14 toward Scotland. Take the second left onto Back Road. Go 0.25 mile to the preserve entrance on the left. GPS address: 165 Back Road