Fieldcrest to Autumn GreenLink Trail
Location: Between Fieldcrest Road and Autumn Lane
Access: Fieldcrest Road trailhead is between 138 and 148 Fieldcrest.
Autumn Lane trailhead is just past 32 Autumn Lane, along the cul-de-sac.
Date Protected: 1973 Acreage: 1 Trail Length: 0.1 miles
Visitation Hours: Dawn to Dusk Dogs Allowed? Yes, on leash
Conservation History: The Fieldcrest to Autumn Lane GreenLink Trail traverses land that was donated by the Calitri and Kravanewski families in 1973. The conservation of this land saved the property from further development and created a small “pocket park” of woodlands for the neighborhood.
Plans for a Trail: The idea of linking New Canaan’s various parcels of open space has been around for decades, with the original “Green Links Organization” working on this goal since the 1980s. While the Green Links Organization dissolved in the early 2000s, NCLT continues to carry on their work by creating new trail systems.
Plans for the Fieldcrest to Autumn Lane GreenLink Trail were fairly simple, as the parcel already had access to both roads. In 2015, the Land Trust blazed a trail between the two roads, thus enabling residents to walk between the two, previously unconnected, neighborhoods. Today, the trail is frequently used by students at New Canaan Middle and High Schools as they walk to and from school.
Recreation Opportunities: NCLT maintains its GreenLink Trails for pedestrian use. Visitors will enjoy a short jaunt through through the small patch of woodlands, which includes an old apple tree. There are also dozens of bird species that reside in the woodlands.
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