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Red Trail at the DeDominicis property

 

OPEN SPACE

 

The Town of Cheshire has over 1,500 acres of publicly purchased open space land, set aside for passive recreation uses, such as hiking.  Cheshire was a pioneer in the acquisition of open space, identifying areas of interest in the 1980s and setting aside money to purchase land through the passage of referendums.  Currently, the Town of Cheshire is the largest open space land owner in the town.  In conjunction with the Meriden Water Company (1,307 acres), Private Land Owners (810 acres), Cheshire Land Trust (578 acres), State of Connecticut (323 acres), the Regional Water Authority (146 acres), and the Quinnipaic Valley Audubon (25 acres), approximately 4,700 acres of land is held as open space, equally approximately 22% of land in Cheshire.  The use of these open space properties is governed by the Town's Open Space Ordinance, and the management plans adopted for each property. The management plans are arranged by property name, arranged below.

 

The Trails Book, produced by the Town of Cheshire and the Cheshire Land Trust in 1994, is now out of print.  The link to this book is provided for historical purposes only, as much of the property information has been changed since this edition.

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Spring Events 2017


CHESHIRE OPEN SPACE PROPERTIES

 

 

♣ Boulder Knoll (consisting of the Jackman, Lassen and Blauvelt farms)

     Trail Map

     Property Description and Map

     Land Management Plan  

     Directions  

♣ Casertano   

     Trail Map

     Land Management Plan

     Directions 

 Cheshire Park   

     Trail Map 

♣ DeDominicis Property

     Trail Map

     Property Description, History and Map

     Land Management Plan     

     Directions 

♣ Dime Savings Property

     Trail Map

     Land Management Plan 

 Farmington Canal Linear Trail

     Trail Map 

♣ Mixville Hills  

     Trail Map 

♣ Quinnipiac Park River Walk

     Trail Map 

♣ Roaring Brook    

     Trail Map

     Directions           
♣ Ten Mile Lowlands

     Trail Map

     Land Management Plan

     Directions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated on Monday, April 10, 2017