Property Details

Size: 195 acres

Location: Torrence Barrens

Year Acquired: 2001

Wetland: 113 acres

Shoreline: 781 feet

Public Access: Not available

Property Info

This 195 acre nature reserve was donated in 2001 and is surrounded by the Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve. The property includes a diversity of landforms and vegetation communities. There is wooded areas, wetlands and open bedrock areas that are home to a diversity of wildlife including some important species at risk.

Glacial erratics are common sights throughout the property, often adjacent to water courses. Beaver activity has created extensive marsh and shrub swamps and deep glacial till soils show evidence of past logging and forest fires from the late 1800s and early 1900s. There are some significant white pine stands throughout the property – some as old as 90 years!