The Kent South Nature Preserve is located on Old Kent Road South. The 83.8 acres was donated by Mr. Richard Lee in December 2009, The property consists of a forest with a brook, wildlife and a trail to be planned for a later date.
Kent South Nature Preserve Map
"Land Trust Acquires Open Space in Tolland" (Newspaper release by Culver Modisette, December 2009)
The Northern Connecticut Land Trust had a Merry Christmas indeed, as it received an 83.8 acre gift from Lee and Lamont Realty. Surrounding the future Kent South development in Tolland, Connecticut, the land is rolling, well-wooded, and criss-crossed by two streams. The new Land Trust property will be preserved as open space and will be open to the public for passive recreation. Richard Lee of the realty company commented: "We hope future generations will enjoy the preservation of this beautiful parcel."
The Land Trust will mark the boundaries and undertake a management program, as it becomes familiar with the acreage. In the future, hiking trails on this property may be linked with other protected land owned y the Town of Tolland.
The Northern Connecticut Land Trust, in its 21st year, seeks to preserve and protect open space and agricultural lands in the towns of Somers, Stafford, Vernon, Ellington, Enfield and East Windsor. With this acquisition, Tolland will be welcomed into the fold.