Nettleton Nature Preserve

EASY 2 reviews

Nettleton Nature Preserve is a lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Newtown, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is best used from April until November.

141 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



wild flowers



over grown

no dogs

This is a beautiful little Narnia of nature walks/hikes. Perfect for your younger children explorers/hikers! Beautifully enclosed feels like you are somewhere else, like another world. It is easy to navigate. LOTS of butterflies, dragonflies, flowers, birds and even turkeys when we went in the early summer.

1 year ago

This is a beautiful little Narnia gem of a nature walk literally 2 minutes from the flagpole. Limited parking available on the street. Imagine walking through a waist high meadow of wild strawberries, wildflowers, butterflies and bees right before you enter what looks to be a little world of enclosed tree canopy, mossy and ivy covered tree trunks with the air filled with bird sounds. Wet and muddy in spots and some pieces overgrown and not cleared of brush and poison ivy which is the only reason i gave it 4 stars. We saw at least three different types of dragonflies and butterflies. Great for bird watching. Easy for even a young young child to navigate.loved it.

1 year ago