Stoppleworth Conservation Area

The Stoppleworth Conservation Area consists of 55 acres of woodland in the northwesterly section of Tolland. It is located on Hunter Road just northerly of and adjacent to the Campbell Peaceful Valley Conservation Area. In combination with the Campbell Peaceful Valley Conservation Area, there are a total of 6,000 feet of undeveloped, scenic land along the western side of Hunter Road and 125 acres of continuous open space available to the residents and wildlife alike.

The property was purchased by the Town of Tolland in 2004 from the Stoppleworth family with Open Space Bond funds. The site is primarily a woodland site. It is suitable for passive recreation including hiking and viewing unique geological features.

The property is a diverse wildlife habitat with wetlands, uplands and exposed ledges. Species found include, but are not limited to, salamanders, amphibians, blue herons, song birds, turkey, woodcocks, foxes, deer, bobcats, and bears. An owl and her chicks have been spotted on the property along with a pair of pileated woodpeckers. The property is within the Shenipsit Lake Watershed, part of the Connecticut Water Company public drinking water supply system. Two brooks crossing the property drain to Shenipsit Lake.




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