Opdahl Farm

Advisory

The parking lot for the Opdahl Farm is closed in the winter.  Please do not park in the church parking lot.  You can access the Odpahl Farm trails via the plowed parking lots at Camp Saratoga on Scout Road.

Opdahl Farm

Butterfly milkweed provides nectar to many species of butterflies. Photo credit: Sarah Clarkin

History

The Woodruff family farmed this land from 1936 to 1972.  In 1997, Viola Woodruff Opdahl donated 43 acres of the property to The Nature Conservancy to ensure it remain forever undeveloped.

Description

The parcel has both woodland and open fields.  The Nature Conservancy, working with the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park, restored an old field to early successional habitat that supports the endangered Karner blue butterfly.  In the spring and summer, wildflowers sway amongst native little bluestem grass creating a prairie-like scene.

Trails

The trail’s surface ranges from mowed vegetation to forest floor to boardwalk.  The trail is level.  Muddy or wet spots are rare.  Download a map of the trails (PDF).

Uses

The Opdahl Farm is open to the public from dawn to dusk.  Unleashed dogs, dumping, unauthorized vehicles, unauthorized fires, camping, horseback riding, hunting, fishing and trapping are prohibited.

Directions

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