The Johnston Preserve-Lyme’s Newest Open Space Property

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1st row: Dave Johnston, Catherine Johnston 2nd row: 1st Selectman Steve Mattson, and Selectman Parker Lord at signing.

The Town of Lyme closed on the 250 acre parcel, known as the Johnston Property, on Thursday December 20, 2018. The property will be called the Johnston Preserve. It is a valuable addition to the River to Ridgetop Preserve complex, abutting the northern edge of the Jewett Preserve and Pleasant Valley. With previously preserved land and easements it enhances a large greenway corridor for wildlife. Trails will be developed on the land that will extend the network of existing trails. One will be able to walk on trails from Rte 82 to Joshuatown Road. To read more about the acquisition.