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Home » Preserves » Brownell Preserve

Brownell Preserve

Brownell Preserve, owned by the Town of Lewisboro, was left to the town in 1984 in the wills of Katharine and George Brownell. George Brownell, a prominent attorney in New York City, served as a diplomatic envoy to India and Mexico under President Harry Truman. The Brownells lived on Nash Road and were intent on preserving a portion of Lewisboro for wildlife habitat and passive recreation.

In 1997, Scouts Danny Petre and Terry McNicholas cleared and marked the trails. The preserve is 118 acres of heavily forested, hilly, wilderness terrain and follows a stream along the northern boundryy. In 2015-16, Lewisboro Land Trust restored the trails and built water crossings. The Town added an accessible parking lot at the end of Harriet Lane.

Leon Levy Trails

Look out for...

  • The blue maple sugaring lines that run through the preserve. Crown Maple leases the right to tap the maple trees in this preserve. That money is used to help in the maintenance of its trails.
  • Wood Turtles !

Habitats found in this preserve

All Preserves

Brownell Preserve ~ Goldens Bridge

Fox Valley Town Park ~ Goldens Bridge

Frederick P. Rose & Rockshelter Preserves ~ Cross River

Grossman Preserve ~ Waccabuc

Hunt-Parker Sanctuary ~ Goldens Bridge

Indian Brook Assemblage ~ (Grierson, Yarrow, and Mt. Holly Preserves) – Goldens Bridge

John Jay High School XC & Community Trail ~ Cross River

Leon Levy Preserve ~ South Salem

Lewisboro Town Park ~ South Salem

Long Pond Preserve ~ Waccabuc

Love Preserve ~ Vista

Marx Preserve ~ Goldens Bridge

Mountain Lakes Park ~ South Salem & North Salem

Mt Holly Sanctuary ~ Katonah

Old Church Lane Preserve ~ Vista

Old Field Preserve ~ Waccabuc

Onatru Farm Park & Preserve ~ Vista

Pine Croft Meadow ~ Waccabuc

St. Paul’s Chapel Trail ~ Vista

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation ~ Cross River

How to get there

Parking is at the END of the road in a lot. DO NOT park along the road.

Download Trail Map