Island Pond Preserve
Easton, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Island Pond Preserve (4 acres) and Pond View Preserve (6 acres) are located adjacent to Paine Open Space (128 acres) and the two are managed cooperatively by the Town of Easton (128 acres) and the Aspetuck Land Trust (10 acres).
Merritt Parkway north for about 27 miles to exit 45; turn right onto Black Rock Turnpike (Route 58); drive north around 3.5 to make a right turn onto Westport Road (Route 136); keep heading straight and Westport Road will head into Stepney Road (Route 59). Follow Stepney Road to a left turn onto Judd Road; turn left onto Maple Road.
There are three entrances to Paine Open Space on Maple Road:
1) drive 0.2 of a mile and there is a small pull-off on the right across from house #165 (this is not the best of places to park since the pull-off is small and the danger of being struck by another car is higher);
2) drive down Maple Avenue for about 0.5 of a mile and turn right; this is main Main Entrance. (The Pond View and Island Pond Preserves are closest to this entrance.)
3) drive down Maple Avenue for 0.8 of a mile and turn right into the parking area (before reaching house #220).
Owned by the Aspetuck Land Trust and is adjacent to Paine Open Space.
trails, fishing access
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