Hidden off of Route 27 in Mystic is a 34-acre property unlike any other in the state.
The at 162 Greenmanville Ave., is chalk full of wildlife and bursting at the seams with local history. Its founding traces back to 500-acres of land given to Captain John Gallup during the 17th century. In the mid-to-late 1800s it was the farm that fed many of the shipbuilders and their families. Every time someone sets foot on Coogan Farm more questions about the property arise and more answers about the history of southeastern Connecticut are found.
“It’s a property of statewide significance,” Alicia Betty State Director for the Trust for Public Land said.
The Trust for Public Land with the recently launched a campaign to . They are hoping to raise $3.5 million to purchase the land, create a welcome center, develop a trail system and provide education programs and maintain the land.
Throughout the summer and fall the DPNC will be leading walking tours of the property on Tuesdays and Sundays. Contact the DPNC at 860-536-1216 for more information on the tours.