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 through 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, Connecticut. Sand Hill Road or Iron Mine Lane, off Route 89
Preserved: Two separate tracts, in 1990 and 2001
Stewards: Michele and Andy Fesenmeyer