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Onatru Farm Park & Preserve are owned by the Town of Lewisboro. Alice Lane Poor, a longtime contributor to church, town, and civic affairs, donated it to the town for open space and recreation. Her intention was to preserve the rural farming atmosphere of Lewisboro by the preservation of the house, buildings, and fields, as well as the trails for observing wildlife. Recreational facilites include fields for baseball, soccer and lacrosse, tennis courts and play areas. The farmhouse is the site of the annual Lewisboro Library Fair and is the home of the Town’s Parks & Recreation Department. There are two trails: the one at the park begins at the end of a farm road behind the farmhouse; the one across the road at the preserve offers a nature trail constructed by an Eagle Scout.
Highlights: Numerous songbirds, large oak trees, several old fields, mountain laurel grove with beautiful rocks, mosses and ferns, interesting foundation and well of the old Davis house at the Shady Lane trailhead, a nice winter walk protected from the wind.
Directions: Onatru Farm is at 99 Elmwood Road. Turn south at the traffic light at Routes 35 and 123. Follow Rte. 123 for 1.6 miles to Shady Lane. Turn left and then left again onto Elmwood Road. The farm is on the right; the preserve is on the left. Parking for both is at Onatru Farm Park.