Aspetuck Land Trust’s Haskins Preserve

I took these pictures at the Haskins Preserve, sixteen acres of open space right in the heart of a Westport neighborhood. (Click on any photo to enlarge it. ) Owned by the Asptetuck Land Trust, the preserve features well-marked trails, benches to sit on, two small ponds, and a couple of rippling brooks. A number of the trees are labelled.

A couple with their dogs were enjoying the preserve, too. Some workers were also cleaning up from the storm a few weeks back. I’d hoped to see some birds and brought my binoculars. I guess I was a little late in the day, though.

Others have different ideas of what to do with open space. A car stopped on the street, and a teenage boy emerged and tossed a lunch bag into one of the ponds. Ten boys, armed with pellet (?) guns and assembled at the entrance gate, were dividing themselves into teams. “What are you doing?” I asked, curious. “”Just hanging out,” one of them said. A sign at the entrance says No Paintball Games.

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2 responses to “Aspetuck Land Trust’s Haskins Preserve

  1. Thanks for this nice report on your blog about our Haskins preserve. We don’t allow paintballing on any of our preserves. What a great blog. Check out our other preserves in Westport.

    David
    Aspetuck Land Trust, executive director

  2. sherwoodisland

    David, thanks for stopping by! The Haskins Preserve is one of my new favorite spots in town. So calm and peaceful.

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