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Home » Preserves » Onatru Farm Park & Preserve

Onatru Farm Park & Preserve

Onatru Farm Park & Preserve are owned by the Town of Lewisboro. Alice Lane Poor, a longtime contributor to church, town, and civic affairs, donated it to the town for open space and recreation. Her intention was to preserve the rural farming atmosphere of Lewisboro by the preservation of the house, buildings, and fields, as well as the trails for observing wildlife. Recreational facilities include fields for baseball, soccer and lacrosse, tennis courts and play areas. The farmhouse is the site of the annual Lewisboro Library Fair and is the home of the Town’s Parks & Recreation Department. There are two trails: the one at the park begins at the end of a farm road behind the farmhouse; the one across the road at the preserve offers a nature trail constructed by an Eagle Scout.

Have you ever wondered where the name Onatru came from? The story is that she told her father she wanted to live “On A True Farm”.

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Highlights: Numerous songbirds, large oak trees, several old fields, mountain laurel grove with beautiful rocks, mosses and ferns, interesting foundation and well of the old Davis house at the Shady Lane trailhead, a nice winter walk protected from the wind.

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

Directions: Onatru Farm is at 99 Elmwood Road. Turn south at the traffic light at Routes 35 and 123. Follow Rte. 123 for 1.6 miles to Shady Lane. Turn left and then left again onto Elmwood Road. The farm is on the right; the preserve is on the left. Parking for both is at Onatru Farm Park.

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