40A Obtuse Road North, Brookfield, CT 06804 Preserve Acres: 74
Roundtrip Distance: 3 miles
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This trail is closed due to storm damage from the May 15 macroburst.
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Pratt Glen is a 1990 gift of the late Jane Pratt, who with her husband George, placed many farm and natural areas in the Bridgewater and New Milford area under permanent protection. The view east from the first part of the trail is of Skyline Ridge in Bridgewater, another target of Weantinoge’s protection efforts that harbors several preserves. Lake Lillinonah lies below the preserve and is hidden by foreground topography. The trail turns right at the brook, and descends close to the lake, but not so close as to disturb an important foraging area for otter, mink, eagles, and osprey. The “glen” itself is a steep ravine with very tall mature tulip poplar, oak, and beech. One will pass a spruce and white pine plantation before dipping down across a seasonal brook to a gentle knoll that has what we believe is the region’s finest grove of wild dogwoods.Return to Our Trails