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Smyrski Farm, New Milford

Preserve Acres: 220

Smyrski Farm is NCLC’s premier agricultural preserve and one of seven that we lease to farmers in Litchfield County. A bequest gift from Sophie and John Smyrski, the farm property encompasses almost 220 acres in historic Merryall and permanently protects over a mile of the West Aspetuck River, top-rated AA for water quality. The preserve also protects over a mile of road frontage on Merryall Road as it approaches the village center.

Smyrski Farm supports grass-fed cattle farming and is used by local farmers for hay and equipment storage. The preserve’s white barns and 1763-vintage red barn exemplify Merryall’s rich farming history and are still in active use. Because the property includes the valley basin and mountain beyond, the views from Merryall Road will be protected forever.

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