Parsons Family Preserve

27.0 acres

The Parson family gifted this lovely 27 acre field that abuts SWT's Marlbon's Woods parcel in 2016. The property will be managed for its abundant bird habitat. Marcus Parson provided the following history: "Our family has roots in the area that run back to the years after the Revolution. We have often visited the field and woods that we are donating. We have gone there to play ball, fly kites, pick wild strawberries (late June into early July), enjoy picnics, look for wildflowers and wildlife (foxes, deer, songbirds, and more), take photographs, and just walk around or sit appreciating its nature and beauty. We will continue to do so now that the land is a Somerset Woods property. It is our hope that neighbors and other community members will do the same. We also hope that any who conceive other uses for the property — agricultural, horticultural, environmental, educational, recreational, artistic, etc. — take their ideas to the Somerset Woods Trustees. It’s a beautiful piece of land, close to town, available for people’s use and appreciation."