Tom’s Path Preserve

Town of Patterson – 5 acres.

Tom’s Path is part of the Laurel Ledges Natural Area.

Tom’s Path on Couch Road in Patterson was donated by Edie Keasbey. A wooded 5-acre parcel with a stream running through the middle of the property, Jackson’s Brook, this preserve helps protect a biotic corridor that stretches from the Great Swamp to Ice Pond. The brook drains from a rare upland wetland on the Sterling Farm Preserve into Muddy Brook.

Discussing her donation, Ms. Keasbey said, “This new property presents a link to the DEC Wildlife Management Area, connecting PCLT’s Sterling Farm to state land.” (The Sterling Farm property was donated earlier by the Keasbeys.) Tom’s Path was named to honor Mrs. Keasbey’s late husband, Tom Keasbey, who took his last short hike on this property before becoming ill and passing away.

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