Iron Mine Valley Preserve was given to Joshua’s Trust in 1990 and 2001 in two separate parcels, both subdivision set-asides. The Preserve provides important protection for the east branch of the Mount Hope River which flows parallel to its eastern edge. In Revolutionary War times, bog iron was mined from the wetlands associated with the river. Today, the mix of swamp, marsh, and upland forest provide both scenic vistas and important wildlife habitat. Beaver, otter, and wading birds are some of the wildlife that may be observed.
About the Property
Location: Ashford, Sand Hill Road and Iron Mine Lane, off Route 89
Acres: 52 acres
Preserved: Two separate tracts, in 1990 and 2001
Stewards: Michele and Andy Fessenmeyer