Barnard, Schwab & Wiedel Preserves

Katherine Schwab, Philip and Monique Wiedel
108 acres
Upland Forest, wetlands, streams
Hiking and walking trails via the Ives Trail (from easy to moderate).
Parking is available at the Long Ridge United Methodist Church at 201 Long Ridge Road Danbury, CT. Parking is allowed every day except Sunday. Exit the parking lot and walk approximately .5 miles up Long Ridge Road to the entrance of the Wiedel Preserve.

The Barnard, Schwab and Wiedel Preserves were acquired through a series of donations from long-standing members of the Danbury community, including founding members of the (then) Swampfield Land Trust.  The properties are located along Long Ridge Road which is Danbury’s only designated scenic road.  Totaling nearly 108 acres, these three properties form a contiguous swath connected via the Ives Trail.  The Ives Trail Greenway is a regional trail connecting parks and open spaces in four towns of Fairfield County. The 17-mile trail traverses Bennett’s Pond State Park and Pine Mountain Reserve in Ridgefield; Wooster Mountain State ParkTarrywile Park, and the Barnard, Schwab, Wiedel Preserves in Danbury; Terre Haute open space in Bethel; and Bogus Brook Preserve in Redding.

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*Please note that not all maps are generated by us. We may occasionally use Ives trail maps and other third party generated maps.