Our Natural Areas
The Orange Land Trust currently holds 18 properties through the town, making a total of 72.5 acres with a wide variety of habitats. These include small parcels of under an acre, medium sized areas of 4 to 6 acres, and up to over 20 acres for the largest.
Several of these are located adjacent to the Town of Orange Conservation Areas and have been developed for passive use with off- street parking, hiking trails, overlooks, benches etc. These unique properties contain natural habitats that include rocky forest, woods, meadows and wetlands. Within these large and small protected places, wildlife is abundant and native plants and animals thrive.
These are great places to look and see all sorts of creatures from owls and hawks to smaller thrushes and song birds and other rarely seen birds and animals. They are great places to stroll, hike, ski, snowshoe, sit, rest, watch and enjoy. All are in easy reach within our town’s borders.