John Löf was known for his generosity to the community. In 2009 he donated this beautiful 18-acre parcel to Joshua’s Trust.
For thirty years, when he wasn’t teaching electrical engineering at UConn or running the Computer Center, he tapped maple trees on the property and tended his garden, while his wife Ruth operated a bird-banding station, where she banded over 10,000 birds.
The property features a mature mixed hardwood forest with some majestic oaks measuring over 20 inches in diameter. The half-mile trail is level and mostly dry, appropriate for cross-country skiing as well as a pleasant woodland walk.
More about this preserve:
Sept 15, 2009: Donation of 18 Acres on Rte. 320 in Mansfield.
May 26, 2010: What UConn Gave to Him, He’s Giving Back, online at today.Uconn.edu
May 14, 2011: Löf Woodlands dedication ceremony
Location: Mansfield, Connecticut, on Willington Hill Road (Rt. 320)
Donors: John Löf
Acres: 18.1 acres
Stewards: Gary Griffin
Trail Map: Click here for the trail map. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view or print our trail maps.
Street Map: No Google map available at this time.
Directions: From the intersection of Route 44 and 195 in Mansfield, go north on Route 195 for 350 feet. Turn right onto Route 320 (Willington Hill Road). Go 0.4 miles to the parking area on the right shoulder.