This preserve is the bequest of Harriet E. Babcock, a longtime resident of the Spring Hill section of Mansfield and a member of both Joshua’s Trust and the Mansfield Historical Society. This relatively small but strategically placed property connects to other preserved parcels in the area and contains a variety of habitats. Oak-hickory forest dominates the parcel with a red maple swamp along Chapin Brook.
The yellow-blazed trail runs past Chapin Brook, turns uphill, and joins up with the Bird Loop Trail on Mansfield’s Schoolhouse Brook Park. The Bird Loop Trail can be followed until you reach another Joshua’s Trust preserve, the Holt-Kinney Woods.
Mansfield Center, on Browns Road .6 miles west of Route 195 CT
Harriet E. Babcock
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The preserve is located in Mansfield Center on Browns Road, which runs along the church just across from the intersection of Route 195 and Route 89. The park is 800 feet from the intersection of Crane Road and Browns Road.