The Whiting Lot borders private property to the west and the Natchaug State Forest to the southeast. Intersected by a portion of the Nipmuck Trail, this parcel boasts of red and black oak, black and yellow birch, and maple trees. This secluded lot also contains an extensive ridge that could be a perfect home for animals such as bobcats.
As the first Trust property west of Route 89 in Ashford, Whiting Lot is a valuable tract due to its status as a protected and monitored open-space property next to state forest land and because it provides permanent protection for a section of the 27 mile long Blue- Blazed Nipmuck Trail.
About the Property
Location: In Ashford, east of Lipps Road, north of Perry Hill Road, and south of Zaicek Road.
Donors: Nancy Booth, Dorothy J. Andersen and Thomas E. Knowlton
Acres: 8.6 acres
Stewards: Ruth Cutler