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Phillips - Lovdal Farm Preserve

400 Sanford Road / 530 Hulls Hill Road
Southbury, CT 06488
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Phillips Farm, acquired by SLT in 2002, is 105 acres of panoramic ridgeline views, pastoral meadows, uncommon old growth forest, an old apple orchard, delicate marshland and wetland areas. Located on unpaved Sanford Road, where the popular author Gladys Taber lived and wrote about the pleasures of country living, Phillips Farm is a scenic emblem of Southbury’s rural past. Lovdal Farm, acquired in 2005, hosts a variety of wildlife, birds, agricultural fields, plants and trees on the 50-acre property.

Owned and managed by the Southbury Land Trust. More info at 203-264-4441, or


Properties are open from sunrise to sunset. Please stay on designated trails. Pets must be leashed at all times. No dumping, littering, smoking, fires, swimming, hunting, or trapping. No motorized vehicles allowed. Camping permitted only with written permission of SLT. Help keep the preserves clean, carry in - carry out. Details on Southbury Land Trust's website.


Dogs allowed icon Dogs Allowed (on leash)  Nature Trails icon Nature Trails


For the current hiking map, please visit the Southbury Land Trust's website.

GIS Map - click on the map or the link to view the park on our GIS System. Once there, make sure to select Recreation Trails and/or Open Space in the Map Layer menu in the top right corner.


Map of Phillips - Lovdal Farm Preserve