Properties in Trust

Scroll down to read descriptions of Berlin Land Trust owned properties and access information.

Descriptions are in order by the date acquired. The size of the property listed within each description is based on property documentation and deeds.

Click on Bold Property Title to view a GIS property map or click on the blue & white Google Earth logo.

A list of all land acquisitions by the Berlin Land Trust can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the link above.

Donated by the Town of Berlin

Size: Fourteen hundredths (.14) of an acre

Acquired: March 1992

Location: On Silver Lake along Worthington Point Road

Access: Look for boundary marker on south side of Worthington Point Road.

https://earth.app.goo.gl/UJUDt

Long Acres Preserve - Berlin Parcel Middletown Parcel

Donated by Alice Fern Bruce and dedicated to the memory of Alexander and Lydia I. Bruce and family.

Size: 40.75 acres on the ridge line of Lamentation Mountain.

Acquired: June 1995

Location: Lamentation Mountain in both Berlin and Middletown

Access: At the end of Overhill Road located off the northbound lane of the Berlin Turnpike and is a quick right just after the Best Western Hotel.

https://earth.app.goo.gl/4ZBTk

Hayes Preserve - Berlin: Parcel 1 Parcel 2 Parcel 3

Donated by Hermance R. and Marquerite C. Hayes

Size: 2 acres ±

Acquired: August 1997

Location: On Worthington Ridge Extension, Berlin, CT

Access: Northeast of where Worthington Ridge crosses the Berlin Turnpike. Look for Worthington Ridge Extension signs. After crossing the turnpike, travel north on Worthington Ridge Extension looking to the east side of the road.

Donated by Dr. Ludmil Chotkowski and dedicated to the memory of his wife, Emily D. Chotkowski, and to a good friend who died as a result of wounds received in WWII actions - Corporal Francis C. Kowalczyk, a member of the Army Medical Corps.

Size: 2.5 acres including a section of Crooked Brook.

Acquired: September 1997

Location: On Orchard Road, Berlin

Access: On the south side of Orchard Road just east of the intersection with Kensington Road.

Acquired by means of a bargain sale from the William Shepard Family using funds from the Paul & Mary Cancellarini Charitable Trust.

Size: 12.5 acres

Acquired: September 1998

Location: Forested land on the eastern slope of Lamentation Mountain in Middletown.

Access: This property can be accessed by following the Blue-Blazed Trail from trailheads in Berlin or Meriden. In Berlin, look for the gate to Stantack Road just off off Lamentation Drive. The preserve is approximately ½ mile down the road. The property extends west to the top of the ridge.


https://earth.app.goo.gl/iJpgQ

Donated by Earl H. Wicklund.

Size: Eight tenths (.8) of an acre

Acquired: December 2002

Location: Ragged Mountain in Berlin

Access: This property is forever wild forested land near the top of Ragged Mountain.

Donated by Jane Shepard of Pennsylvania, in memory of her husband William Shepard, a former resident of the area.

Size: < 12 acres (11.49)

Acquired: December 2002

Location: Forested land on the eastern slope of Lamentation Mountain in Middletown.

Access: Off Lamentation Drive in Berlin. Look for the gate to Stantack Road and park. Walk the gravel road (Stantack) about 1/2 mile south. The preserve property extends west to the top of the ridge.

https://earth.app.goo.gl/LE4e9

Donated by Francis E. Shekosky

Size: < 1 acre (.73) of former pastureland for the Shekosky farm.

Acquired: June 2003

Location: 20 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT

Access: From Berlin Road – CT Route 524.

Donated by Felix Kummer, the property has been in the Kummer family for several generations as part of their farm and is in pristine condition.

Size: < 15 acres (14.9) of woodland

Acquired: September 2003

Location: 429 Reservoir Road, New Britain, CT

Access: On north side of Reservoir Road just before New Britain watershed property.

Donated by Shuttle Meadow Development LLC as a wooded open space parcel of a residential subdivision.

Size: .74-acre and .42-acre wildlife sanctuary and residential buffer

Acquired: September 2006

Location: Lavery Lane, Berlin

Access: This property is forever wild with no direct access.

Donated by Stonebridge Berlin Associates, LP

Size: 10.38 acres of wooded property adjacent to the Berlin border.

Acquired: December 2008

Location: Landlocked property on New Britain Avenue in Rocky Hill, CT

Access: This property is forever wild with no direct access.

Donated by Carys Real, LLC

Size: 6.56 acres

Acquired: July 2009

Location: West side of Berlin Turnpike just after the Route 9 exchange

Access: North of parking lot at 1100 Berlin Turnpike. Much of the property is wetlands.

Donated by Reed Builders, LLC

Size: 11.19 acres

Acquired: September 2009

Location: 7 Ledge Road, Cromwell, CT

Access: North side of Ledge Road, approximately 100 feet east of North Road; or between lots 6 and 7 on Jennifer Lane.

Donated by Bruno Baroni & Son Construction Company, LLC

Size: 2.58 acres

Acquired: August 2010

Location: 120 North Road, Cromwell, CT

Access: East of 120 North Road (A private way) approximately 300 feet on the left.

Donated by Earl H. Wicklund, Inc.

Size: 36.15 acres

Acquired: September 2011

Locations: Parcel I - Savage Hill Road; Parcel II - Somerset Drive

Access: From Sage Park on Berlin Turnpike. Preserve properties are east of softball fields and the Kiwanis Pavilion.

Donated by John W. Walsh

Size: 2.6 acres

Acquired: December 2011

Location: Four Rod Road, Berlin, CT

Access: North of Wildermere Road on east side of Four Rod Road.

Donated by Michael J. Paul, David S. Paul, and Jeffrey A. Paul

Size: 5.61 acres

Acquired: October 2012

Location: Berlin Turnpike

Access: On the northbound side of turnpike between 1219 & 1251 Berlin Turnpike.

Donated by Patricia M. Maloney and the trustees of the John W. Maloney Trust

Size: 1.89 acres

Acquired: August 2013

Location: 35 Copper Beach Court

Access: This property is forever wild with no direct access.

Purchased in a Bargain Sale from William Backes

Size: 6.1 acres

Acquired: September 2013

Location: Off Edgewood Road

Access: This property is forever wild with no direct access.

Purchased in a Bankruptcy Sale

Size: 9 acres ±

Acquired: December 2013

Location: Forested land on the eastern slope of Lamentation Mountain in Middletown.

Access: Off Lamentation Drive. Park at gate on Stantack Road and follow the blue trail to the top of the ridge.

https://earth.app.goo.gl/x2nRC

Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Karl Manke II

Size: 13.83 acres

Acquired: December 2013

Location: South side of route 9 at the Mattabesset River

Access: This property is forever wild with no direct access.

Depot Crossing Preserve – Berlin [A GIS property map is currently not available for this property]

Donated by Depot Crossing Inc.

Size: 1.31 acres

Acquired: January 2014

Location: Farmington Avenue. South of Depot Crossing along the Mattabesset River

Access: On the right of way between the Kensington Fire House and Depot Crossing.

https://earth.app.goo.gl/Ftmsb

Purchased in a Tax Sale from the Town of Berlin, CT

Size: 5.7 acres

Acquired: December 2015

Location: Wooded wetlands between High Road, Atwood Street, and Chamberlain Highway

Access: On High Road diagonally across the intersection with Alling Street.

Purchased in a Tax Sale from the Town of Berlin

Size: .57 acres

Acquired: December 2015

Location: Chamberlin Highway

Access: The property is on Chamberlin Highway immediately south of Ferndale Plaza.

https://earth.app.goo.gl/aVEZD

Purchased in a Tax Sale from the Town of Berlin

Size: 1.2 acres

Acquired: December 2015

Location: Lower Lane, Berlin CT

Access: This property is forever wild with no direct access.

Purchased in a Bargain Sale from Fred A. Parker

Size: 3 acres

Acquired: April 2016

Location: Edgewood Road, Berlin, CT

Access: This property is forever wild with no direct access.

Donated by the family of Dr. and Mrs. Kevin P. Dowling

Size: .76 acres

Acquired: September 2016

Location: 220 Village Square Drive, New Britain, CT

Access: Look for the intersection of Village Square Drive and Brittany Farms Road.

Purchased in a Bargain Sale from Mr. and Mrs. Roger C. Anderson

Size: 9.91 acres

Acquired: September 2016

Location: Lamentation Mountain

Access: This property can be accessed by following the Blue-Blazed Trail from trailheads in Berlin or Meriden. In Berlin, look for the gate to Stantack Road just off off Lamentation Drive. The preserve is approximately ½ mile down the road. The property extends west to the top of the ridge.


https://earth.app.goo.gl/yi12i

Purchased from the Martha S. Vernland Living Trust

Size: 14.64 acres

Acquired: July 2017

Location: Western slope of Lamentation Mountain

Access: This property can be accessed by following the Blue-Blazed Trail from trailheads in Berlin or Meriden. In Berlin, look for the gate to Stantack Road just off off Lamentation Drive and then follow the trail to the top of the ridge.

Donated by Mark Fontanella and Peter J. Joyce

Size: 3.01 acres

Acquired: December 2017

Location: East side of the Berlin Turnpike on the western slope of Lamentation Mountain

Access: North bound lane of Berlin Turnpike. Just south of the Westview Highlands.

A list of all land acquisitions by the Berlin Land Trust can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the link above.