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Preston Preserve, Warren

Preserve Acres: 70

The Preston Preserve’s 60 acres harbor the headwaters pond of Kent Falls Brook, a stream that reaches its precipitous confluence with the Housatonic River at Kent Falls State Park. The parcel, a gift of James and Faye Preston of Kent, features a dramatic 5-acre pond and marsh along Chester Road and 55 acres of pristine woodlands and streams. Beaver, amphibians, waterfowl, and bird-of-prey habitats along with stands of large maple, oak, and pine trees are permanently protected here, as is the water quality of Kent Falls Brook in its uppermost reach. It is a quiet place only interrupted by the slap of a beaver tail or the call of a wood duck.

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