- Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 9:22 am
A path worn by many passing feet leads to a large stone. Take a left.
From there, rows of newly planted native crab apple trees reach across Nettleton Preserve — a Newtown Forest Association (NFA) property. They stand amid remnants of an existing orchard chocked by invasives and overgrowth.
- Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 10:10 am
Wednesday afternoon, June 24, was calm and bright with cotton clouds stretching across a crisp blue sky. The scene was easy to see for the group of interns working at Nettleton Preserve off Castle Hill Road — one of Newtown’s most photographed and most scenic points.
- Thursday, January 8, 2015
Visible from Old Castle Drive is a panoramic view looking down on the flagpole, church steeples. and rooflines along Main Street. Sitting just off the curb and facing this iconic scene is a small bench perched at the top of a rise that was once a sweeping meadow, but in more recent years has become a home for overgrowth and invasive species.
- Friday, October 31, 2014
Newtown Forest Association will begin work shortly to enhance Nettleton Preserve, one of Newtown’s most well-known properties, located on Castle Hill Road and overlooking historic Main Street.
- Thursday, July 17, 2014
Enjoy the view, take a short hike, fly a kite, or blow bubbles at the Nettleton Preserve at 15-25 Castle Hill Road. Join Newtown Forest Association (NFA) member and hike leader Aaron Coopersmith on Sunday, July 27, at noon for a Family Fun Hike at the NFA’s 23-acre property. Guests can bring a picnic, join the short guided hike, and enjoy “The most spectacular view in Newtown,” according to the NFA.
- Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The annual Earth Day cleanup at Newtown Forest Association’s Nettleton Preserve will take place on Saturday, April 20. Residents, Scouts, and friends of the environment who wish to volunteer their time should meet at Old Castle Hill Drive off of Castle Hill Road at 9:30 am.
- Wednesday, November 30, -0001
The annual Earth Day clean-up at Newtown Forest Association’s Nettleton Preserve will take place on Saturday, April 20. Residents, Scouts, and friends of the environment who wish to volunteer their time should meet at Old Castle Drive, off Castle Hill Road, at 9:30 am.
Work will take place from 10 am to noon. Tasks will include pruning the overhanging privet and limbs from the trails, repairing wet trail areas, removing invasive species, mulching existing plantings and flower beds, and cleaning up fallen sticks, logs, and debris.