Open Space Map (3mb)
City of Shelton
Open Space Marker
This marker is used to identify Public Open Space owned by the City
of Shelton. It does not mark the exact location of the
property line and may be as much as 100 feet away from the
boundary, depending on site conditions. The Conservation
and Pedestrian Easements markers have a similar look but
Land Trust Marker
The Land Trust
is a private, non-profit group that owns 364 acres of open space
in Shelton, marked with these signs. People frequently
confuse the Land Trust with the City of Shelton.
These rectangular wetlands marker may be found in some newer
subdivisions, usually on 4x4 posts. They mark the location of
areas regulated by the
Shelton Inland Wetlands Commission. These are generally on
private property and are not related to open space.
OS 3, 9 and 74 with LT 1 Hidden Pond (13 acres)
Hidden Pond Lane, September Lane, Honeybee Lane
Features: Hidden Pond is half pond, half
cattail marsh. The southern tip of the pond is located in Trumbull
open space and there is a short fishing access trail on the town
line. North of the pond, unmarked trails lead from a large
grove of white pines at the edge of the marsh, and cross an attractive brook. The cattail marsh has exceptional wildlife
value and there are marsh marigolds at its edge. See an
airplane photo of the pond and marsh.
These properties are contiguous with property owned by the
Shelton Land Trust
Access: From Hidden Pond Road. There
are no official trails on this property and the stream is
difficult to cross.
Maps and Photos (click to enlarge)
Shelton Tax Accessor's Map.
Trumbull Open Space Map, 2006.
OS 74 - Brook.
OS 74 -
OS 74 - Wild Pink Azalea (Pinxter Flower).
OS 74 -
Pine grove on the edge of the marsh.
OS 74 -
Hidden Pond, looking towards Trumbull.
OS 74 -
Button bush on the edge of the pond and cattail marsh.
OS 74/ LT 1 -
Turkey and deer are abundant.
OS 9 - Narrow strip leading from September Lane is not used for access
at this time.
Accessor's Map overlay on aerial.
Filed Map for OS 3
Filed Map for OS 9
Deeds and Filed MapsOS
Deed recorded at Volume 340 Pg 280 October 1977. Property
acquired from Bargas Construction / Honey Hill subdivision for $1.
There are no restrictions in the deed. Reference made to
"unrecorded map entitle 'Honey Hill, Section Four, A Subdivision of Land
in Shelton, Connecticut, July 7, 1977.'" Map was later filed at
Volume 27 pg 1427 with this parcel identified as Parcel "A" and the
note: "Parcels 'A' and 'B' to be deeded to the City of Shelton for open
Same as OS 3 except this is "Parcel B."