We love our neighbors here on the Farm and we are so excited that our current neighbors, The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees), are preparing to join us here in a much larger capacity! Currently the owners of four parcels on the Farm, The Trustees have recently entered into an agreement to acquire a very large parcel which will unite the entire lakefront and open up walking trails for visitation. Per The Trustees’ site, their goals for the property are as follows:
- Scenic Landscape: We would revitalize the Olmsted-designed scenic landscape and restore sections of forest that have been eroded over time, as well as perform necessary preservation work to the main house, tea house, and garden.
- Passive recreation: We plan to maintain and enhance the trails and carriage roads throughout the property as well as adding wayfinding and interpretive signage to create a better visitor experience.
- Agricultural heritage: The farmland has been in continuous production since it was owned by the Phillips family and we plan to continue our stewardship of the farmland today.
To learn more about The Trustees’ vision, or to learn more about the work they do more broadly, visit their site.
Photo courtesy of The Trustees.