Over the holidays I went on a Manchester Land Conservation Trust (MLCT) hike of their 57-acre Bush Hill Farm property in Manchester. Along the way hike leader Susan Barlow mentioned the land trust recently became owners of a 16-acre property in Rockville. Not having heard anything about an available property I was very curious (aka nosy).
The property is on Pleasant Street in Rockville and overlooks Amerbelle and Paper Mill Pond. It's a rocky outcrop owned by Lee and Lamont who wanted to see the property preserved and protected. Northern CT Land Trust declined to acquire it, so MLCT accepted the property and the transfer was made in December.
I did a little digging on the history of the property. In the second half of the 1800's the area was owned by Deacon John Stickney, who was involved with a number of mills including the paper mill on Paper Mill Pond. His house was above the turn in the road and the hill was known as Stickney Hill.