Protecting a Scenic Gateway to Colebrook Center
Monday, October 29, 2012
When the Colebrook Land Conservancy purchased the Hale Barn and 42 acres at a scenic gateway to historic Colebrook Center, it accomplished several goals important to conservationists. It preserved land with significant natural value – land that provides habitat for a variety of wildlife and features a diverse landscape of fields, wetlands and forest types. It conserved a vanishing example of 18th century barns that once graced much of the Connecticut countryside. It protected the scenic value of an historic crossroads leading into the town center. And it provided the public with a loop trail on the northern section of the property that traverses a mosaic of landscape types. Conservation of this open space and barn was made possible by the generosity of the people of Colebrook, friends and members of the Colebrook Land Conservancy and a grant from the State of Connecticut.