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The Sunny Valley Preserve is a unique conservation community that believes protecting the planet and feeding its growing population can go hand-in-hand.

Donated to The Nature Conservancy by George D. Pratt in 1970, Sunny Valley showcases 450 acres of working farmland managed sustainably alongside 1,450 acres of natural areas.  This mixed-use approach provides healthy local foods, while also supporting outdoor recreation and wildlife habitat, thereby helping grow the local economy.

The result is on of Connecticut's most exceptional protected spaces, teeming with educational opportunities, diverse plants and animals, a strong sense of community and working farms.


  • The farms are privately operated and treated as private property with public access at the farmer's discretion.  For you and the animals' safety, please stay out of the fields and away from the fences (some electric) and farm traffic.
  • Trails are open from sunrise to sunset.
  • Hiking is permitted only on blazed trails.
  • Hikers under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Dogs MUST BE ON A LEASH AT ALL TIMES. Please clean up after your dog.
  • Horses and other pets are not permitted.
  • Mountain bikes, motocycles, motorized vehicles and firearms are prohibited.
  • Visitors may not hunt, trap, rock climb, fish, boat, swim, ice skate, collect plants, animals, minerals or artifacts; release animals; smoke; build fires; camp; drink alcoholic beverages within the preserve.
  • Please remove all trash and belongings when you leave.

Trail maps are available a 8 Sunny Valley Lane, New Milford, CT 06776 or by e-mailing your address to: [email protected].



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Other Amenities

  • Pet friendly

Sunny Valley Preserve
8 Sunny Valley Lane
New Milford, CT 06776
United States

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