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Nettleton Preserve

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Hidden : 5/19/2006
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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The Newtown Forest Association is believed to be one of the oldest private land trusts in Connecticut, founded in 1924. More information is available at: The NFA has included in the cache information brochures and membership information packages. Feel free to take these, however, please contact if you remove the last one or if there are none in the cache for someone to replenish the supply.

This is a nice easy stroll from one of the most beautiful and locally well known views around, down a grassy path into the woods to find the cache. It's a wonderful walk through a beautiful Nature Preserve owned by the Newtown Forest Association. The Nettleton Preserve consists of 23 acres donated by Howard T. Nettleton (1973) & D. Labelle (1996). Named "Castle Hill" in 1888 for the castle built on the site by Peter Lorrillard Ronald, world traveler and
millionaire. Flanked by two long wings, a center section 110-feet long featured a drive-through
carriageway. When Ronald died in 1905, he left the castle to his mistress, but not the means to
maintain it. The building deteriorated and was finally demolished in 1947.
The NFA is giving memberships as first and second finders prizes on this cache. This cache is a .50 Cal ammo can. Parking is available on Old Castle Drive Off Castle Hill Rd. by the bench where you can sit and take in that magnificent view.
Our community has been very fortunate to have such wonderful people embrace the importance of preserving open space through their very generous donation to the NFA.
The NFA values the intentions of their benefactors and have some rules that they ask all users respect.
All NFA properties are held in trust and are open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Dogs are allowed but must be on leash and under the owner's control at all times. Please be prepared to clean up after your dog. Enjoy your visit!

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